Great Manchester Run 22nd May 2016
Date: 22nd May 2016
Great Manchester Run event information
Register for the Great Manchester 10k Run!
The nation’s favourite 10k running event, the Great Manchester Run, has seen over a quarter of a million enthusiastic runners pound the streets of Manchester since its first staging in 2003.
Since the first Great Manchester Run, an estimated £22 million has been raised for a host of charitable causes, including the Christie, the Lord Mayors official charity for the last three years, who have seen over a million pounds raised by runners.
Your Great Manchester Run entry includes
From Pancreatic Cancer Action –
A running vest
A fundraising pack with advice to make your fundraising easy and fun.
Support and encouragement from the our team throughout your training and on the big day.
There will be drink stations along the route.
Once you have finished, you will receive your medal, food and drink, and a goody bag with a souvenir race t-shirt and other products. A few days after your race you can expect to receive the race results and a selection of photographs taken around the course of you in action – which will be excellent mementoes!
Location and transport
The Great Manchester Run is staged over a course of 10km, which has been officially measured and certified.
There will be several Bands on the Run positions throughout the course to ensure runners received that all-important musical boost at regular intervals.
Fundraising funds research that saves lives. We want to get more people diagnosed in time for surgery – currently the only cure.
Set up your online fundraising page -Virgin Money Giving
Visit our fundraising section for some great tips. Fundraising Section
Equipment and what to wear
To start your training, basic shorts and a t-shirt and/or sweatshirt is pretty much all you need. There is an excellent range of running-specific kit available that will keep you dry, will help you to avoid any chafing problems and will be light and comfortable to wear – but to begin with you’ll probably find that you already own enough gear to get you started. However, one area of kit where you shouldn’t compromise is on training shoes – and it is certainly worth investing in a proper pair of running-specific trainers. Seek out a specialist retailer who can give you advice and, if necessary, assess your gait, so that you can find the most suitable shoe for your running style. Remember that a good pair of running shoes is an investment in comfort and injury prevention, and will repay you again and again long after your initial outlay.
We do recommend training for this event. Try walking or running this distance prior to the day of the event. This will give you an idea of what to expect.