Manchester Half Marathon Manchester Half Marathon Manchester Half Marathon

Manchester Half Marathon

Manchester, Greater Manchester

Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX, UK

Sun 15th October 2023

Starting at 09:00

1 race


2 charity places

£10.00 - £25.00

Organiser's Description

Returning on Sunday 15th October welcoming runners of all abilities, the 2023 Manchester Half is the biggest event of its type in the North West, with over 12,000 runners taking on the incredible closed road route.

Since its launch in 2016 the race has received rave reviews from participants, thanks to its amazing atmosphere, famous flat route and unrivalled support from crowds along the length of the course (think loud and then double it!) - adding to the distinctive charm of this event.

The route will be entering the city centre again, and with further details to be revealed about the Manchester Half over the next couple of months, there will be plenty to get excited about.

Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, seeking a new PB or want a glorious medal to add to your collection, the 2023 Manchester Half has you covered. But be sure not to dawdle, as Manchester’s favourite half marathon, places are extremely popular however you still have time to grab your spot at the start line in October!


  • Half Marathon Entry



  • Half Marathon Entry


Charity places

Alzheimer's Society

Join Team Alzheimer's Society

Half Marathon Entry

Entry £25.00

Fundraise £250.00


Alzheimer's Society

Join Team Alzheimer's Society

Every three minutes someone develops dementia. It’s the UK’s biggest killer. But with your running, we know we can beat it.

We need your miles, your energy and your determination. We need you to help put an end to dementia.

Choose your challenge and turn your training runs into life-changing research. Your race day nerves into ground-breaking studies. Your finish line thrill into hope for future generations.

Your fundraising will help us provide support to people living with dementia. Join the team and we’ll be there to support you through every step of your journey, from training advice to fundraising tips.

Not quite ready to book?

Get more info from Alzheimer's Society

Missing People

Join #TeamMissingPeople

Half Marathon Entry

Entry £10.00

Fundraise £300.00


Missing People

Join #TeamMissingPeople

Missing People is a national charity that exists to ease the heartache experienced by those missing someone, and to help people who are away from home, find their way back to safety.

We provide free, confidential support, help and advice by phone, email, text and live chat. We also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search for the estimated 170,000 people who go missing each year.

Not quite ready to book?

Get more info from Missing People

What's Included

All entrants receive: chip timing, personalised bib and a medal at the finish line.

  • 13.1 Miles
  • Sensational Support
  • Live Music
  • Awesome medal
  • Closed roads

Course Details

The provisional route for the 2023 MCR Half will be revealed in due course.

In the meantime to give you a good idea of what to expect, below you will find the route from the 2022 MCR Half event.

Get ready to supercharge your stride and go for glory as you master the Manchester Half 2022

We have a new route for 2022, covering more areas of Manchester than ever before. The start and finish area as in previous years will be near Old Trafford, however this year the Manchester Half will be cruising into the city centre the first time. For the full route please see the map below.

2022 Route City Centre
The route may be slightly different, but some things never change, as usual, you can expect cheer stations and unrivalled support from the crowds as you conquer the 13.1 mile course (think loud and then double it).

The route will be officially measured by an independent body, and a certificate issued to ratify the official Half Marathon distance. You can see the previous certificate here.

Water Stations

Water Station 1 – 2.9 Miles Along Route

Bridgewater Way near Cornbrook M16 9EZ

Water Station 2 – 5.7 Miles Along Route

A56 outside Manchester Timber Centre at Poplar Rd

Water Station 3 – 8.7 Miles Along Route

Dane Rd / Danefield Rd in Sale

Water Station 4 – 11.5 Miles Along Route

Manchester Rd, Chorlton by Sedge Lynn PH – 11.5

Entry options

There are multiple entry options available:
- Individual Entry: Standard entry into the 2023 Manchester Half
- Best Sellers Package: Entry includes an official training top and a personalised medal insert!
- Group/Team Entry: If you want to take on the challenge alongside your friends, family or colleagues, you can get a team together of 10 or more for the Manchester Half and receive a discount.
- Charity Entry: There are charity places available, of which more information can be found on the official 2023 Manchester Half website.
- Manchester Duo Event Ticket - Fancy the ultimate challenge? This entry secures you a spot in both the 2023 Manchester Half AND the adidas Manchester Marathon 2023.
- UKA Affiliated Athletes entry
- Discount entry when entering with a friend

what happens when i sign up?

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email immediately after completing payment, which confirms your place on the run. If you cannot locate an email, please search your junk inbox or send an email to [email protected]

Race packs will be dispatched in around 4 weeks before the event via post. There is no need to collect in person beforehand.

Event Guide

The Event Guide for the 2023 MCR Half will be revealed in due course.

In the meantime to give you a good idea of what to expect, below you will find the Event Guide from the 2022 MCR Half event.

The Event Guide is key to a safe and enjoyable event – it contains all the information you’ll need before you take on the Manchester Half 2022 and ensure you get the very best event day experience. Please read it thoroughly before you arrive on Sunday 9th October.

View the event guide


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4 reviews


·3 months ago

No better crowds than in Manchester, well organised if the instructions on the day were difficult to find, could do with more signs to the start area but otherwise an awesome event, excellent route and the people of Manchester are just the best with events like this

·3 years ago

Organisation and Goodies not amazing. Being asked to wait in waves 45 mins prior to getting over the start line in the cold rain was pretty awful. The clock didn’t even work on finish line. No goodie bag at end of race just a tiny piece of soreen and some awful non alcoholic beer. Was OK but needed better organisation. Too many people really. Should limit it a bit more.

·3 years ago

A Pleasant Surprise. I've done the Manchester marathon a few times, but have never done the half. The race was larger than I expected (I never research races beforehand and I've been doing local races lately) so it took a while for my corral to cross the start line. Despite the rain, the race was well supported with plenty of spectators along the route cheering. The aid stations were well-stocked with happy volunteers. No problems going through the finish line, getting a free beer and your bags. I usually try not to repeat races I've done, but I may do this one again.

·3 years ago

5 * atmosphere. From start to finish the support from the crowd and energy from the volunteers was second to none. The course itself was great. I found the organisation at the start very poor. It was not clear where the specified wave you were in started and it took me a long time with increasing anxiety to find it. At the end it was a very long walk before you were given water and the goodies at the end was a soreen bar. I knew there was no t-shirt when I signed up but still a disappointment for such a big event

Who's In

See who else is doing this event


Claire Walker


Steve Nicholson

Tony Burnham


Manchester, Greater Manchester

15 Oct 2023



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