The Greatest Day Of Your Lives
Nonstop entertainment from start to finish and a very long thank you. Here’s the lowdown on everything runners will experience at this year’s Great Manchester Run...
A famous Manchester (boy)band once sang about 'the greatest day of our lives' and that is just what is being promised at the upcoming Great Manchester Run.
With less than 20 days to go till Manchester's greatest day, you can be assured that the streets will come alive for the UK's biggest 10K with organisers promising an event day experience like no other.
Whether you’ve already secured your place on the start line, or are looking for your next challenge, let's take a look at what you can expect from event day on Sunday 26 September.
Be At The Centre Of The Action
The 10K route take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum at Salford Quays, and The Lowry. The Half Marathon route takes runners past both iconic football stadia, joining the 10K route in exploring the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set and Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line!
The event is famous for its buzzing atmosphere, iconic music, and Mancunian spirit in abundance. Prepare to be entertained from start to finish by a host of live music and local legends. With 24 entertainment zones for the Half Marathon, and 21 on the 10K course, we’ll have you rocking from start to finish.
Renowned for being fast and flat, the Great Manchester Run offers a great opportunity to achieve a PB. With crowds cheering, fellow runners spurring each other on, and training in the bank, race day always lends itself to personal records. If you’re looking to make it to the finish line in a particular time, the team of pacers will be on hand to help you achieve your goal.
A Big Thank You
This year, runners will be welcomed back to the start-line after one of the most challenging experiences in living memory. These incredible efforts will be recognised with a ‘Thank You Mile’; signs of thanks and appreciation will single out NHS heroes, fundraisers, teachers, supermarket workers, care home carers, sports coaches, mental health guardians, and many more.
Finish Line Feeling & A Worthy Reward
The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but a shiny new medal, a snazzy t-shirt and bag filled with goodies will await you at the end of the run. Combine this with an ice-cold pint and the perfect post-run meal - you will have earned it!
With entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture, some of the best (and loudest!) crowd support anywhere in the world, and all the action televised live on the BBC, this is an event day experience like no other.
It’s shaping up to be an action-packed celebration of running, so whether you do it for the challenge, to fundraise for charity, or simply for fun, take your place on the start line and be part of something really special. Find out more and enter at the event website.
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