Manchester Half Medals

Medals Galore at Manchester!

Manchester Half announces 36 different medal options for 2023...

Over 16,000 people have already registered to take part in this year's Manchester Half, making this the largest half marathon in Manchester’s history! As previously reported at, this will be a special ‘Express Yourself’ edition featuring some world-first elements allowing participants to individualise their journey.

The aim is to empower participants to embrace their uniqueness and showcase their passions, hobbies, and personal flair through various means. With the belief there is no right or wrong way to be yourself, the Manchester Half encourages all participants to tell the world who they are and what they love.

We've already told you about the race's individualised souvenir bibs, with the rainbow design currently the most chosen background at 24.6% popularity. The most chosen emoji so far is the bee, likely thanks to its intrinsic connection with Manchester.

Besides the bibs, another world-first will see 36 different types of medals at the finish line! Each of the six high-quality metal designs celebrate one of six Manchester icons such as Noel Gallagher and Emmeline Pankhurst, with an inspiring quotation from the figure. There are also six different ribbon designs randomly allocated, giving 36 different combinations.

Andrew Smith, of event organiser Human Race commented: "We are incredibly excited to introduce this new edition of the Manchester Half and provide a platform for participants to celebrate their individuality.

"The Manchester Half has always been about fostering a sense of community, and we believe that by encouraging self-expression, we can create an even more inclusive and vibrant event. We can't wait to see the incredible displays of creativity and the stories that will unfold on event day."

A final allocation of 900 places will be made available to those on a priority waiting list, which currently numbers over 5,000. For more information visit the Manchester Half website.

Image: Manchester Half/Human Race

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