BRAND NEW HALF MARATHON DISTANCE FOR 2017!
Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s Great Manchester Run 10k – you were brilliant! If you want to do it all again, on Sunday 28 May next year, entries are now open!
We’d also like to announce the brand new Great Manchester Run Half Marathon, perfect for taking the next step on your running journey. The half marathon takes place on the same day as the 10k and ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN, but be quick as spaces are limited!
The running scene in Manchester just got even better!
Take a look at what the 2017 Great Manchester Run Half Marathon course has in store for you!
It’s a fantastic 13.1 mile route taking in the Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford & the Mancunian Way. Don’t forget to share with your friends to get them involved too!
The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. The finish system will remain in operation until all runners have crossed the line on Deansgate so all runners will receive their time and Finisher’s Pack.
Look out for…
Take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. You will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line for you!
Bands on the Run and charity cheering points
We’ve got a great Bands on the Run programme for you this year, with 10 music zones, DJs, live bands and Inspiral Carpets’ legend Clint Boon’s Boon Army stage at the halfway point to lift you for the second leg. We’ll have two Key 103 Wall of Sound sections for you at 6k and after 9k, featuring Key 103’s specially chosen playlist to drive you along. If this isn’t enough then the Manchester University Go Zone at 8.5k offers even more music, encouragement and a jelly bean or two for that extra lift. There are official charity cheering points on the course from Cancer Research UK, We are MacMillan, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Christie, so give them a wave as they cheer you on!
Manchester not only boasts a population of over half a million people but it also offers visitors a wealth of activities to get involved with.
You could try a bit of skiing or get your football fix, take a trip to some of the best shops in the UK, or maybe visit a museum or a brewery; there really is something for everyone.
For more ideas on things to do in Manchester you can go to: www.visitmanchester.com