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Great Manchester Run

Prepare to don your running shoes and immerse yourself in the exhilarating atmosphere of the highly anticipated Great Manchester Run!

This annual event stands as a pinnacle in Manchester's sporting calendar, drawing participants and onlookers from across the city and beyond. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a novice, the Great Manchester Run offers the chance to challenge yourself, soak in the city's dynamic ambience, and be part of an unforgettable day.

The Great Manchester Run, often colloquially referred to as the Manchester Great Run, remains a standout 10k road race that encapsulates the city's spirit. With origins tracing back to 2003, this event has consistently surged in popularity year after year. Athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and members of the community gather to embrace the thrill of running against the stunning backdrop of Manchester's urban streets.

Experience the pulse of Manchester as you take on the 10k challenge that winds through iconic streets, from the bustling starting line to the triumphant finish. This event radiates inclusivity, welcoming runners of all ages and abilities, and fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among participants. The energetic cheers from spirited onlookers transform the city into a vibrant celebration, providing runners with an extra surge of motivation. As you make your way through the course, relish the scenic route that showcases Manchester's most illustrious landmarks, including the hallowed grounds of Old Trafford football stadium and the majestic Manchester Opera House.  

After conquering the 10k challenge, why not extend your day and explore more of what Manchester has to offer? Indulge in the city's rich culture by visiting attractions like the Museum of Science and Industry. And when it's time to refuel, relish the array of culinary delights Manchester has to offer. Embrace the adventure, camaraderie, and pride of the Great Manchester Run. Join us in celebrating the vitality, determination, and pulsating spirit of this extraordinary city.

Carry on the party afterwards? Join us at Manchester235 and indulge in a late Sunday Lunch in the James Martin restaurant or celebrate with one of our signature cocktails in the casino bar. Looking for something a bit more private? Our private bar is the perfect space for a group celebration.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Great Manchester Run is an annual 10k road race held in Manchester that attracts participants of all fitness levels. It's a celebration of running, community, and the vibrant spirit of the city.

The Great Manchester Run typically takes place on a specific date in the spring or early summer. The next race is scheduled to take place on the 14th of April 2024.

Absolutely! The Great Manchester Run is designed to be inclusive. Runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part, from experienced athletes to beginners looking to challenge themselves.

To register for the Great Manchester Run, visit the official event website. Make sure to secure your spot early, as the event tends to fill up quickly.

The minimum age requirement may vary from year to year. However, the event often includes categories for both adults and juniors, allowing younger participants to join in the fun.

Yes, the event is not limited to runners only. Many participants choose to walk the course, making it a fun and enjoyable experience for people of all paces.

The Great Manchester Run's route is designed to showcase the city's iconic landmarks, including Old Trafford football stadium and the Manchester Opera House, providing a visually engaging and memorable experience.

Indeed, the Great Manchester Run features a fast and flat course that takes you right through the heart of the city. This aspect makes it an excellent choice for runners of all skill levels, ensuring an enjoyable race experience.

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