It's time to celebrate... Manchester-style! Join us for a spectacular running celebration in the heart of Manchester on Sunday 21 May 2023, as we celebrate 20 years of the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run.
The event has always been a celebration of all that is great about Manchester; whether running for charity, in memory of loved ones or to overcome individual challenges, every runner personifies the Manchester spirit.
With a rollcall of world-beating past winners, famous faces on the start line and all the action televised live on the BBC, the event is a North West icon, but this year’s landmark 20th event promises to be the most special yet. To echo the event’s renowned start line anthem, quite simply, This Is The One!
Whether you take on the 10k or Half Marathon challenge, you’ll line up on the iconic Portland Street start line and feel the goosebumps as you and 25,000 other runners follow the famous route, pass Manchester landmarks and set your sights on Deansgate for a grandstand finish.
With live music and entertainment zones at every turn, roaring charity cheering squads, plus the incredible local support who line the streets to cheer you on, it’ll be a party from start to finish.
Amazing anthems, huge support, city pride and millions of pounds raised for great causes – be part of something special on Sunday 21 May.
Junior & Mini
Calling all kids who love to run, the AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run is back on Sunday 21 May!
There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of thousands of happy, smiling, active kids taking part for fun, for charity, for a challenge, and earning a very special medal for their efforts. With plenty of encouragement and high fives from the crowds, it’s an action-packed day with an atmosphere like no other.
Mini runners aged 3-8 take on a daring 1.5km dash, while Juniors aged 9-15 tackle a 2.5km supercharged sprint. Expect a high-energy soundtrack and fun from beginning to end, plus crazy costumes and high fives.
This is always a popular event, so secure your place on the start line today!
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