Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run

19 May

Manchester, M2 5DB

Sunday 19 May 19 9:00 am

The Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run is not only the North West’s most popular running event, it’s the biggest 10km run in Europe!

If that wasn’t enough, 2017 saw the launch of the Half Marathon course.

Francis House is looking for athletes of all abilities to take part in these premier running events.

An unforgettable atmosphere awaits you along the route, passing by favourite Manchester landmarks such as Old Trafford, The Imperial War Museum North and Beetham Tower. For those of you taking on the Half Marathon, you will also visit The Etihad Stadium on your way around the course, which will be lined with crowds of supporters to cheer you on!

Over 200 Francis House supporters took up the challenge in 2018, helping to raise over £40,000 in profit for the hospice. These vital funds will help us continue the work of the hospice, caring for children, teenagers and young people with life-limiting conditions while offering essential support, encouragement and friendship to their families.

Our discounted places cost £20 for the 10k or £25 for the Half Marathon. Register for one of our places online through eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Great Manchester Run for Francis House Children's Hospice

Alternatively, you can download a registration form to complete and return by post or email:

If you would prefer to get your own place, you can register directly through the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run site.

Registering for these places will cost £38 for the 10km or £45 for the Half Marathon.

When asked which charity you would like to support, please select Francis House!

However you register, we will be with you every step of the way.

The Francis House Fundraising Team can offer tips and guidance, plus fundraising materials.

These include a FREE Francis House t-shirt or running vest, sponsorship forms, collection buckets, balloons and flags. Don’t forget to visit us in the Charity Village on the day of the run. We can’t wait to celebrate your achievement with you once you’ve crossed the finish line!

For further information, please email Julie or call 0161 443 2200.

Further event details from the organisers:

Junior and Mini Run

Why not get the younger generation excited about running in Manchester?

The Junior and Mini Great Manchester Runs start and finish on Portland Street before the main races begin. 3-8 year-olds can enter the Mini Run (1.5km), whilst the Junior Run (2.5k) is open to 9-15 year-olds.

Entry fees are £15 for Juniors and £14 for Minis.

Let us know if your kids will be running for Francis House by contacting Julie and we’ll send out a free t-shirt and sponsor forms.

For more information or to register, please visit the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run site.

Register for the Junior or Mini Run


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Albert Square, Manchester, UK

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