Great Manchester Run

The Run

 If you’re going to do a run in Manchester, make it the greatest.
Take your place on the iconic 10k or HM start line and soak up that buzzing atmosphere.


Early Bird 10k Entry £36
Early Bird HM Entry £41

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What Makes it Great?

  • £10 Off Your Next Great Run if You Refer a Friend
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  • Free Injury Protection For Peace of Mind
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  • Fast & Flat City Centre Route Past Iconic Landmarks
  • Music and Entertainment Zones at Every Kilometre
  • Bespoke Medal and (Optional) T-Shirt, Finishers' Pack and Runners Rewards
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  • Access to Free Training Plans and Support

Well Done Manchester!

Congratulations to all of our 2022 runners. We hope you had an amazing day at the Great Manchester Run soaking up everything the event has to offer, from the atmosphere to the live music and entertainment. You’re all legends!

Don’t forget to check out your official event photos, and your results from the day.

2023 Earlybird Offer

Entries for next year’s Great Manchester Run are now open!  Join us for another spectacular running celebration in the heart of Manchester on Sunday 21 May 2023. Enter now and get our Earlybird offer saving up to £10 on your entry* (10k standard entry £44, HM standard entry £51), but hurry, the offer is only valid until Monday 30th May at 4pm!

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

If you have any queries about Great Run events, see our FAQ section here.

*Entry price includes booking fee (£2 per entry).

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The Route

Manchester’s original running event boasts a city centre start and finish, with Half Marathon and 10k routes taking runners out of the city past the iconic football stadiums! Soak up the best of the Mancunian spirit with this course which lends itself to a great PB.

Early Bird 10k Entry £36
Early Bird HM Entry £41

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The Course

Half Marathon Route
10k Route

Please note course may be subject to change.

The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great Manchester Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.

Early Bird 10k Entry £36
Early Bird HM Entry £41

Enter on our official booking partner

What You

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new, Great Manchester Run medal, an exclusive (optional) finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done!


We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events for 2023. You can choose to forgo you finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here.

We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.

Exclusive Offers

Take advantage of some exclusive offers for Great Manchester Run entrants.

Exclusive 15% Off!

Enter the code GR15 at checkout for an exclusive 15% off the entire Runderwear range - including our award-winning running underwear, socks and bras. test…

CLIF Training Pack

Building on a successful partnership over the last two years we are delighted to announce the return of CLIF as our official sports nutrition partner…

Run For Charity

If you are looking to run to raise money for a charity close to your heart or help to support a good cause there are hundreds of charity running places available to choose from.

Early Bird 10k Entry £36
Early Bird HM Entry £41

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Great Manchester Run

You may be able to secure a Great Manchester Run charity entry with one of our charities below by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.

Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.

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Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity makes a difference to the 276,000 children treated at the hospital each year, by supporting excellence in treatment, research and care. This can include the purchase of specialist equipment to diagnose and treat our young patients more quickly, supporting the creation of a warm, child-friendly environment, and funding pioneering medical research. By running for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, you could directly benefit poorly patients and help to make a difference for every child, every day!

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We are Dementia UK – the specialist dementia nurse charity. Right now, there is no cure for dementia, but there is care. And care can change lives.

That’s why Dementia UK is here. Our nurses, called Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. For families living with dementia, they can be a lifeline.

When you support our charity, you’re helping us grow the number of specialist dementia nurses so they can provide life-changing care to more families when they need it most. With your help, no one will have to face dementia alone.

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