Great Manchester Run – 10K & Half Marathon

26 May

Manchester City Centre, M1 3LA

Sunday 26 May 24 9:00 am

Not only the North West’s most popular running event, it’s the biggest 10km run in Europe!

Take your pick from the incredible 10k and half marathon routes through the city centre and run in support of your local children’s hospice, Francis House.

We are looking for supporters of all abilities to take part, whether it’s your very first run or your fiftieth! Take on the challenge for fun, to get fit or in memory of a loved one.

An unforgettable route awaits you, passing by favourite Manchester landmarks such as Manchester United’s football ground, The Imperial War Museum North and Beetham Tower.

Two runners ready to take on the Great Manchester Run

Want to take part?

We have places available for both the 10k and half marathon routes. Discounted charity places cost £35 for the 10k route and £40 for the half marathon route.

AJ Bell Great Manchester Run entries are open to runners who are aged 15+ (10k) and 17+ (half marathon) on the day of the event.

For either run, we will send you a running pack which includes a T-shirt or running vest, and our fundraising team will be here to support you every step of the way offering tips and guidance.

Scroll down to the registration form and secure your place!

Run and raise funds

There is no minimum fundraising target, but please do try to raise as much as you can in sponsorship from your family and friends!

Your support will help us continue our work caring for children, teenagers and young people with life-limiting conditions and offering essential support, friendship and encouragement to their families.

Have your own place?

Whichever way you register, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Our Fundraising Team will offer tips and guidance, plus materials including a free Francis House T-shirt or running vest, sponsorship forms, collection buckets, balloons and posters.

For further information about this event, please visit the event organiser’s website.

If you have any questions please contact Julie in the fundraising team on: or call 0161 443 2200.

“The experience was great, we loved it and felt a real sense of achievement. The atmosphere was amazing, the music was great and everyone was having a good time. I would recommend it to anyone.”

Dan and Dale, 2023 runners

AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run

Saturday 25th May 2024

Boy wearing a running t-shirt and holding two flags stood in front of a banner

Get the younger generation excited about running in Manchester in an exciting new route for 2024!

The Junior and Mini runners will start on the track in the Manchester Regional Arena, with a view of the Etihad Stadium in the background, before looping around the Stadium and under the Nexen Bridge.

A grandstand finish awaits in the Manchester Regional Arena where spectators will be waiting to cheer them over the finish line.

Run in aid of Francis House and you will receive a sponsor form, balloon and T-shirt.

Register via the GMR website and then get in touch with to request a fundraising pack.

Register for the Great Manchester Junior & Mini Run

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Manchester City Centre

Portland Street, Manchester, UK

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