Great Manchester Half Marathon for PTSD UK

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Great Manchester Half Marathon

Great Manchester Half Marathon

The challenge

Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets in May 2023. Take your place on the start line and soak up the buzzing atmosphere!

With entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture at every kilometre, some of the best (and loudest!) crowd support anywhere in the world, and all the action televised live on the BBC, the Great Manchester Run is an event day experience like no other. Be Your Greatest!

Great Manchester Run entries are open to runners aged 17+ on the day of the event.

Great Manchester Half Marathon

The details

Event TypeRun
Registration Fee£45
Fundraising Target£250

Great Manchester Half Marathon

The route

With 24 entertainment zones for the Half Marathon, we’ll have you rocking from start to finish. Here’s what you can expect to see (and of course hear) on your run:

  • Bands on the Run – We’ve lined up some of the very best bands and local musical artists to provide the soundtrack to your run. From Clint Boon to DJ Helen Stelling Holt and of course The Halle, they’ll have you bopping, clapping, singing and running to the beat
  • Beats Boost – Our very own music zone will raise your running to the next level with the Tune Tunes DJ truck providing the beats and bubbles blowing everywhere! It’ll be an experience to remember & quite possibly a selfie hotspot
  • Hacienda – We’re bringing the party back to give you that much needed boost just as the finish comes into view. With a Hacienda inspired playlist, a massive sound system and disco lights, we want to see those hands up until you’re right across the finish line
  • Hits Radio Motivation Zone – The Hits Radio crew will add an extra skip to your step with their upbeat support zone at Castle Quay
  • Charity Cheering Buses – Loud cheering, clapping and hollering your name, the charity cheering buses provide instant motivation and inspiration for runners. This year there are 5 charity cheering buses on the course with wonderful supporters representing Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Christie and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • The LGBTQ+ Cheer Point brought to you by Nissan will bring the colour and a wall of noise to your run. The high energy cheer zone will have you smiling, whooping and most importantly pumping your legs a little faster.

Great Manchester Half Marathon

The event day: WHat you'll get

Fully signposted route

To keep you on the right track!

Water stations

All along the route, you'll be provided with water

your medal!

You'll get an official Medal on completion!

Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route
  • Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
  • Closed roads offering a safe running environment
  • Food and drink options to refuel
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

Great Manchester Half Marathon

fundraising for ptsd uk

We’re SO grateful to have you on Team PTSD UK!! Thank you for your support! By signing up to this event, you’re pledging to raise at least £250 in sponsorship for us – but don’t worry, we’ll help you by sending you a pack with fundraising help and materials. 

Visit this page to find out more about how your fundraising helps support our mission to support everyone affected by PTSD, no matter the trauma that caused it. 

As a thank you for your support, we’re offering everyone who enters for the 2023 event, a free PTSD UK technical running Tshirt or vest to wear on the day!

Great Manchester Half Marathon

how to sign up

Join as an Individual or with friends to support PTSD UK with much needed fundraising and an incredible event! Simply click the button below to be taken to our EventBrite page to sign up!