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Great Manchester Run 10k & Half


Portland St, Manchester M1 4WB, UK

Sun 26th September 2021

2 races

£42.00 - £49.00


In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.


Plan your journey in advance, but please do not arrive more than 30 minutes before your scheduled start time
Make sure you have the NHS Track and Trace app on your phone and check into the event using the QR code on your race number once you arrive
Bring a face covering to wear before and after the race, bring hand sanitiser.

Read, check and read again our pre–event emails and communications for last minute advice and instruction.

Be considerate, taking part this year might not be about your P.B. As a running community we need to be aware and personally responsible when we run, so we can all enjoy the event while staying safe.

Maintain social distancing, look out for and adhere to all signage on course, at the start and finish
Please use the multiple hand sanitiser stations around the site and when you see them
Please use private transport where possible.

There is likely to be restrictions around spectators at the event, please check your pre-race emails and our websites for details closer to the time.

Great Run has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

The UK’s biggest 10k is back. Get ready for an unforgettable 10k or half marathon journey through the streets of Manchester. Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the buzzing atmosphere and booming Manc anthems all the way to the finish line on Deansgate.

With entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture at every kilometre, 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.

We understand that there may be uncertainty over what is and isn’t going to be possible this year, but we want to give you the confidence to book your place knowing exactly what will happen if we can’t deliver the event as planned, or if you are personally effected by the pandemic.

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.


  • 10 Km

    15 Yrs Old and Over

    £42.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon

    17yrs Old and Over

    £49.00 CLOSED


  • 10 Km

    15 Yrs Old and Over

    £42.00 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon

    17yrs Old and Over

    £49.00 CLOSED

What's Included


We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

- Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip

- Access to training plans to keep you on track

- Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors

- Support and advice all the way up to event day

- Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving

- A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey


Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

- Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information

- Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)

- Closed roads offering a safe running environment

- Food and drink options to refuel

- A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies

- Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance

- A huge round of applause as you cross the finish


Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

- Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!

- Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line

- Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

Course Details

Course Map

4.9 · 4 Reviews


·2 years ago

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 :)

·2 years ago

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!

·2 years ago

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

·2 years ago

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.