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.

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

Registration is £38 for the 10km and £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 including a FREE Francis House t-shirt or running vest, sponsorship forms, collection buckets, balloons and flags. Don’t forget to visit us at 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 event details from the organisers:

Why not get the younger generation excited about running in Manchester?
The Junior and Mini Great Manchester Runs start and finish on Portland Street.

Entry fee is £15 for Juniors and £14 for Minis.
For more information, please visit the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run site.

More about event location


Albert Square, Manchester, UK

Get directions

More events

22 Feb

Day of Indulgence

Join us for the ultimate unwind at Mottram Hall for a day of indulgence.

Macclesfield SK10 4QT, UK

Mottram Hall spa
16 Mar

Zip World Velocity 2

Join us on Saturday 16th March for the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe.

Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG, UK