Manchester Marathon and Half Marathon

Known as a friendly and well-organised race with fantastic course support, the Manchester Half Marathon is set to become the fastest in the UK while the Manchester Marathon claims to be the UK’s 'flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon'. That's the Manchester magic!

Running feet in running shoes
Multiple dates in 2025
Event type
Run / Marathon

Please note, the 2024 Manchester Marathon and Half Marathon events are both sold out, so the details below are regarding the 2025 events! Make sure to register your interest and we will be in touch as soon as you can sign up to be part of Team Marsden in 2025.

If it's speed you are after then these races are both fast and flat. But they are also known for overwhelming friendliness, with cheerful supporters from around Manchester, and plenty of local entertainment to keep you moving all the way.  

What to expect

The Manchester Half Marathon

With 74% of the first 50 runners recording a personal best, it is no wonder that the race is set to become the fastest in the UK. Do you fancy making your personal best while raising money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity? This is a fantastic way to challenge yourself and run for a great cause. 

Date: TBC Autumn 2025
Fundraising target: £350
Registration fee: £15

The Manchester Marathon

Why not try to set your personal best in Manchester? The course boasts a super swift course, fun entertainment, amazing crowd support and a grand finish at Manchester United FC, plus a medal and ASICS technical t-shirt for all who pass the finish line.

Date: TBC Spring 2025
Fundraising target: £500
Registration fee: £20

Sparksy - a runner in the London Marathon

Team benefits

As part of our running team you will receive:

  • a fundraising pack with runners' sweepstake

  • sponsorship forms

  • a t-shirt or running vest

  • dedicated fundraising support and advice

If you're thinking of running for us and want access to qualified trainers as well as the chance to chat with other #TeamMarsden runners, check out our runners Facebook group.

Already got your own place?

Have you got your own place on this event but still want to be part of Team Marsden and raise money to help people with cancer here and across the world? Just get in touch and let us know. 

Register your interest today

Your information will be used to process your enquiry regarding the event you are interested in.

We’d also love to keep you updated about how your support makes a difference and other ways you can help The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Please let us know how you would like to hear from us.

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