adidas Manchester Marathon
Manchester, LancashireOld Trafford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Sun 16th April 2023
We pride ourselves on welcoming all to take on our 26.2 mile challenge, from some superb elite runners, to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible. Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable.
Thousands of people of all abilities will be at the 2023 event on Sunday 16th April.
Booking the adidas Manchester Marathon means that you'll receive our fantastic medal plus each runner will receive a finisher t-shirt. You'll also have access to live tracking on your run and a text with your finish time just after you cross the line.
- Bespoke Medal
- Finisher T-Shirt
- Live Tracking
How to Get There
Metrolink is a great way to get to the race and there are a number of cost effective ticket options for both runners and spectators.
If you are travelling to the event from outside Manchester by rail we recommend using either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria stations. Both stations have Metrolink connections so you can quickly hop on a tram to continue your journey.
Park & Ride
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There are a range of Metrolink Park and Ride car parks located around the Greater Manchester network, it’s easy to park up and hop on the tram for a hassle free journey to the event. Parking at tram stops is free for all Metrolink customers. Park and Ride provides a cost effective travel option and avoids the event day traffic.
Please check the TfGM website for more details on parking and journey times.
There are many cheering and supporting points around the course and some of these are located conveniently close to Metrolink stops. More details will be released in the Event Booklet.
If you wish to drive & pay on the day, possible alternative public car park options in the area could be; Media City, Salford Quays and Imperial War Museum. You will need to find your own way to these car parks, routes into them will not be signed. Please also note that these car parks are also limited in size. There are also are park and ride facilities available, as mentioned above.
Please be aware that due to road closures for the event your journey time & route may be affected. Please ensure you allow plenty of time for your journey and also to find your chosen car park option(s), not forgetting to add on time for possible queues at the car park, and also how long it will take you to walk to the start.
Manchester International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the area.
There are direct train services to Manchester City Centre and also a Metrolink Service that runs to the Trafford Bar stop. This Metrolink service takes approximately 40 minutes and Trafford Bar is a 10 minute walk from the Event Village.
We recommend travelling by public transport to get to the event due to road closures.
There is not an official car-park at the Therme Manchester Marathon.
Disabled Car Parking Facilities
Please contact us: [email protected] if you require disabled parking facilities.
Manchester is renowned for being flat and therefore fast! Many come to set their pb's and many succeed. 26.2 miles through the heart of Manchester and it's surrounding neighbourhoods, this is a beautiful part of the World and this is a great way to experience it.
The 2023 adidas Manchester Marathon route will be revealed soon.
Is there a minimum age limit?
The Manchester Marathon is open to all entrants over the age of 18 on race day.
What is the start time?
Individual start times will be confirmed a month out from the event.
Take on the distance in a team of 2 or 4!
If 26.2 miles sounds a little too daunting, why not team up with friends, family or colleagues to cover the distance between you?
The Therme Manchester Marathon Relays offers both two and four person relay options, with each person covering part of the course. Each member of the relay team will receive a chunky medal at the finish line.
The person allocated as ‘Runner A’ will start the Therme Manchester Marathon at the appropriate time allocated to them.
All other relay team members
The other runners in the team will need to make their own way to the designated start points on the route. All of the points are within 1km of a Metrolink.
The relay locations will be signposted, and marshals will be in place to point you in the right direction.
Do not travel to the changeover points by car as there will be road closures in place for the event and you will not get through.
NB – It is imperative that the person allocated the D bib does the last leg otherwise you will not get a time for your team.
Please note, the relay legs are not exact splits, but are similar in distance.
4 – Leg Relay
Runner B: A56 Bridgewater Way – Cornbrook Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map
Runner C: De Quincey Road – Timperley Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map
Runner D: St John The Divine, Brooklands (M33 3PB) – Brooklands Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map
2 – Leg Relay
Runner A: The person allocated as ‘Runner A’ will start the Therme Manchester Marathon at the appropriate time allocated to them.
Runner B: De Quincey Road (near WA14 5PH) – Timperley Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map
Please ensure that you have a contactless or Metrolink card if travelling on Metrolink between the relay points.
Runners A, B and C will collect their medal and t-shirt at the relay changeover point. Runner D will collect theirs from the main finish line. Baggage arrangements for relay teams Rather than leave all bags in the bag drop, think ahead and make sure that your bag is ready for you at the changeover point:
Runner A give your bag to runner B to take to the changeover point Runner B give your bag to runner C to take to the changeover point Runner C: give your bag to runner D to take to the changeover point Runner D: leave your bag in the bag drop at the Athletes’ Village, in your car or with friends.
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