Manchester Marathon crowd of runners

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!

Event details

Various dates
Registration fee

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.  We have a limited number of charity places in both events.

What to expect

The 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: 8 April 2018
Fundraising target: £250
Registration fee: FREE

The 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: 14 October 2018
Fundraising target: £150
Registration fee: FREE

More information

Head over to the official website for more information.

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.