Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k & Half Marathon


Organiser's Description

Experience a running event like no other on the streets of Manchester, and remember, no matter how you get to the start-line, the North West runs together. The event is known for its buzzing atmosphere, incredible supporters and the booming anthems that rock the City's streets! With a 10k, a half marathon, children's events, and the Arcadis Great CityGames all taking place throughout the weekend, Manchester is the place to be this May!


Portland Street, Manchester

09.00: Half Marathon starts

12.30: 10k starts

Finisher's Medal

Technical T-Shirt

Finisher's Pack

Split Timing

The Best spectators in the World!

Roads around the City centre, Trafford and Etihad Stadiums will be temporarily closed to traffic from 18-20 May. Transport for Greater Manchester has pulled together their advice to help make your day run as smoothly as possible. You can view this here.

Take the train and arrive in the heart of the city, ready to hit the Great Run starting line right on time. Visit for more information.


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Very well organised Half Marathon

Very impressed with the organisation of the Half Marathon, toilets were placed on the way to the start area and didn’t have to queue for long, start area was simply going left or right. The warm up was fun. The entertainment and support the whole way was fantastic! Loved the mist showers and the lead up to the finish gantry was amazing with the disco under the bridge with the smoke to run through to then see the finish line for a short sprint to the end! Had great fun plus also got a pb! Will definitely be back :)

Sharon Brandon / May 20, 2019

Fantastic, well organised event

I loved this event. It was brilliantly organised and it was such an honour taking part in the event as a runner whereas last year I was a spectator and even then loved every minute of it. It makes me so proud to be Mancunian: the best of humanity is seen at events like this. Cannot wait for next year! May even do the half marathon!

Myrna Rollins / May 20, 2019

Organised brilliant

Absolutely awsome 1st run and can not wait till next year 5 star perfect

Jojo Haslam / May 20, 2019

Manchester 10k

My 2nd Manchester 10k, absolutely love it , well organised, the support is amazing, no stress to do pbs, just enjoy and soak up the atmosphere. Can't wait for next year .well done Manchester you made is proud.

Dawn Mechan / May 20, 2019