Great Manchester Run 10k & Half
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 a great Bands on the Run programme with regular music zones across the routes, Manchester is the place to be in May!
The Best spectators in the World!
Portland Street, Manchester
09.00: Half Marathon starts
12.25: 10k starts
We’ve got a great Bands on the Run programme for you with regular music zones across the half-marathon and 10k routes with local DJs, live bands, choirs, drummers and cheering points from the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Care, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, The Christie, Alzheimer’s Society and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust cheer bus.
A number of our partners will also be on course to cheer you on with branded zones. These include the Garmin Forerunner zone at 3k and 8k on the 10k course and 9 miles and 12 miles on the half marathon course, the ‘Special K (Kilometre)’ at 4k on the 10k and 10 miles on the half marathon, the Lululemon Zone at 8.5k on the 10k and 12.5 miles on the half and the ENGIE support zone at 2k and 9k of the 10k course and 8.5 miles and 12.5 miles on the half.
Clint Boon’s Boon Army stage has been relocated so you hear him twice at 2.5k and 8.5k on the 10k and 9 miles and 12 miles on the half. Local Manchester DJ and model, Helen Stelling Holt, will play upbeat party house music, R&B funk and disco tunes at Old Trafford. Before you reach the finish line The Hacienda Zone has been introduced this year to create a club themed area, with a playlist created by Hacienda Club co-owner Peter Hook!
We recommend arriving ready to run and leaving any valuables with family or friends. However, if this is not possible participants will be able to leave bags in the baggage-drop area.
Remove the baggage label (which is attached to your run number), fill in the details and secure the label your bag before leaving them in the baggage area.
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