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Manchester Half Marathon 2023 – road closures and timings ahead of huge race

Good luck to everyone running!

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th October 2023
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The Manchester Half Marathon will return to the city this weekend, with thousands of runners ready to pound the pavements.

Spanning a length of the region south of the city centre that passes through Chorlton, Sale, Stretford, and Castlefield, the route takes in a lot of local landmarks.

Runners will be treated to on-course entertainment on Sunday 15 October to spur them on to the finish line, from DJs and choirs to a team of Pace Runners.

Science in Sport will be on hand handing out GO Energy gels at specific water stations along the route.

Manchester Half Marathon is loved globally for being the UK’s flattest course, making it even easier to hit a PB.

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There’s an event village with amenities and plenty of goodies handed out as you finish your 13.1 mile run.

The Manchester Half Marathon is a class event for the region – but it also comes with a number of associated road closures, with Manchester City Council now sharing a full list of the roads that will be impacted by the huge race.

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Some road closures on the half marathon route itself will start on Saturday, with more in place on Sunday.

The Manchester Half Marathon 2023 road closures mapped

Manchester Half Marathon 2023 estimated start times

  • Elite Wheelchair – 08:55
  • Elite – 09:00
  • White – 09:00
  • Red – 09:09
  • Red B – 09:18
  • Pink A – 09:27
  • Pink B – 09:36
  • Blue A – 09:45
  • Blue B – 09:54
  • Orange – 10:03

Manchester Half Marathon 2023 road closures in full

Road closures for Manchester Half Marathon 2023. Credit: Manchester Half Marathon
Road closures for Manchester Half Marathon 2023. Credit: Manchester Half Marathon

Schedule #1: No vehicles (road closed) 

Applies 8am Saturday 14 October until 6pm Sunday 15 October 

  • Brian Statham Way, Stretford along its entire length  
  • A5014 Talbot Road, Stretford from Great Stone Road to White City Way  
  • Warwick Road, Stretford from Barlow Road to A5014 Talbot Road 

Schedule #2: No waiting 

Applies 6pm Friday 13 October until 6pm Sunday 15 October 

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  • Brian Statham Way, Stretford along its entire length 
  • Warwick Road, Stratford along its entire length  
  • Railway Terrace and Buckingham Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Clarendon Road West 

Schedule #3: No vehicles (road closed) 

Applies 3am until 6pm on Sunday 15 October 

  • A56 Bridgewater Way, Stretford from A56 Chester Road to A56 Chester Road  
  • A56 Chester Road, Stretford and Manchester from A56 Bridgewater Way to A56 Bridgewater Viaduct 
  • A56 Bridgewater Viaduct, Manchester from A56 Chester Road to A56 Deansgate.  
  • A56 Deansgate, Manchester from A56 Bridgewater Viaduct to John Dalton Street I Quay Street A56 Chester Road, Stretford from A56 Bridgewater Way to A56 Cross Street  
  • A56 Cross Street from A56 Chester Road to A56 Washway  
  • A56 Washway Road from Marsland Road to A56 Cross Street  
  • A5014 Talbot Road, Stretford from A56 Chester Road to A5104 Stretford Road  
  • A5067 Stretford Road, Stretford from A5104 Talbot Road to Henry Road  
  • A5104 Chester Road, Stretford from Bridgewater Way to A5104 Talbot Road  
  • A5063 White City Way from A5104 Talbot Road to A56 Chester Road  
  • Chester Road, Stretford from Bridgewater Way to A5104 Talbot Road  
  • A5067 Chorlton Road, Hulme from Royce Road to A56 Chester Road (Deansgate Interchange) 
  • Jackson Crescent, Hulme from A5067 Chorlton Road to Barrhill Close  
  • A57(M) Westbound off slip from (A57(M) to A56 Chester Road (Deansgate Interchange)  
  • A57(M) Eastbound off slip from (A57(M) to A56 Chester Road (Deansgate Interchange)  
  • Castlegate from A56 Chester Road  
  • Great Jackson Street from A56 Chester Road to Silvercroft Street  
  • Deansgate from A56 Deansgate to Owen Street  
  • Castle Street from A56 Deansgate to Duke Street  
  • 86469 Whitworth Street West from A56 Deansgate to Bugle Street  
  • Bridgewater Street from A56 Deansgate to Collier Street  
  • Trafford Street from A56 Deansgate to Century Street  
  • A6143 Liverpool Road from A56 Deansgate to Southern Street  
  • Great Bridgewater Street from A56 Deansgate to Watson Street  
  • Tonman Street from A56 Deansgate to Longworth Street  
  • Camp Street from A56 Deansgate to Longworth Street  
  • St John Street from A56 Deansgate to Longworth Street  
  • A34 Quay Street from A56 Deansgate to Little Quay Street  
  • A34 Peter Street from A56 Deansgate to Windmill Street  
  • A34 Oxford Street from A34 Peter Street to Portland Street  
  • Jerusalem Place from A34 Peter Street to Bootle Street  
  • Atkinson Street from A56 Deansgate to Little Quay Street  
  • Lower Moss Lane from A56 Chester Road to Bramfield Walk  
  • Barrack Street from A56 Chester Road to Tatton Street  
  • Hulme Hall Road from Ellesmere Street to A56 Chester Road  
  • Manson Avenue from A56 Chester Road to Malt Street  
  • Malt Street from A56 Chester Road to Manson Avenue  
  • Ellesmere Street from A56 Chester Road to Hulme Hall Road  
  • Trentham Street from A56 Chester Road to Dinton Street  
  • Princess Street from Bridgewater Way to Nancey Street 
  • Cornbrook Road from A56 Chester Road to Dinton Street  
  • A5063 Trafford Road from A56 White City Circle to Pamona Strand  
  • Pamona Strand from A5063 Trafford Road  
  • A5063 Trafford Road from Pamona Strand to Trafford Wharf Road  
  • A5081 Wharfside Way from Sir Matt Busby Way to Trafford Road (White City Circle)  
  • Davyhulme Road East, Stretford from Haig Road to A56 Chester Road  
  • Derbyshire Lane, Stretford from Cyprus Street to A56 Chester Road  
  • A5145 Edge Lane, Stretford from A56 Chester Road to Kingshill Road  
  • A5145 Kingsway, Stretford from Barton Road to Stretford Mall to A56 Chester Road  
  • A5181 Barton Road, Stretford from A56 Chester Road to A5145 Kingsway  
  • Chapel Lane, Stretford from Barton Road to A56 Chester Road  
  • Sandy Lane, Stretford from Elm Drive to Barton Road  
  • Chapel Road, Sale from A56 Cross Street to Tatton Place  
  • Ashfield Road, Sale from A56 Cross Street to Curzon Road  
  • Ashfield Road, Sale from Claremont Road to Tatton Road  
  • Woodlands Road, Sale from Broad Road to B5166 Northenden Road  
  • 85166 Northenden Road, Sale from Woodlands Road to School Road  
  • 85166 School Road, Sale from 85166 Northenden Road to Springfield Road  
  • B5166 Springfield Road Sale from Tatton Road to 90 metres south of School Road  
  • Tatton Road, Sale from Chapel Road to Springfield Road  
  • Tatton Place, Sale from Chapel Road to Tatton Road  
  • Broad Road, Sale from Northenden Road to Selworth Avenue  
  • Temple Road, Sale from Broad Road to Dane Road  
  • Dane Road, Sale from Amesby Avenue (west end) to A56 Cross Street  
  • Glebelands Road, Sale from Florence Street to A56 Chester Road  
  • Kings Road, Stretford from Edge Lane to Tresco Avenue  
  • Lime Road, Stretford from Edge Lane to Granby Road  
  • Ryebank Road, Chorlton from Edge Lane to Daresbury Road  
  • Hampton Road, Chorlton from Edge Lane to Daresbury Road  
  • A6010 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton from Edge Lane to Albany Road  
  • Oswald Road, Chorlton from Wilbraham Road to Vincent Avenue  
  • Whitelow Road, Chorlton from Wilbraham Road to York Road  
  • Manchester Road, Chorlton from Wilbraham Road to Nicolas Road  
  • Brundretts Road, Chorlton from Wilbraham Road to Groby Road  
  • B5217 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton from Groby Road to B5217 Manchester Road 
  • Nicolas Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to B5217 Manchester Road  
  • B5217 Manchester Road, Chorlton from Barlow Moor Road to Seymour Grove  
  • Longford Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Oswald Road  
  • Brantingham Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Keppel Road  
  • Claridge Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Oswald Road  
  • Ransfield Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Oswald Road  
  • Kensington Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Oswald Road  
  • Cheltenham Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Oswald Road  
  • Railway Terrace, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Clarendon Road West  
  • Buckingham Road, Chorlton, from Manchester Road to Clarendon Road West  
  • MacAuley Road Chorlton from Manchester Road to Crimsworth Avenue  
  • Stratton Rood, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Strathmore Avenue  
  • Woodside Road, Chorlton from Manchester Road to Stratton Road  
  • 85217 Seymour Grove from A5104 Talbot Road to Manchester Road  
  • B5218 Upper Chorlton Road, Stratford from Seymour Road to Egerton Road North  
  • Darley Road, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Chatham Road 
  • Rye Bank Road, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Northleigh Road  
  • Chatham Road, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Wellington Crescent  
  • Brooks Road, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Wordsworth Road  
  • Welney Road, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Basford Road  
  • Kings Road, from Wordsworth Road to Basford Road  
  • Ayres Road, Stretford from Auburn Road to Skerton Road  
  • Lime Grove, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Skerton Road  
  • Tennis Street, Stretford from Seymour Grove to Skerton Road  
  • Elsinore Road, Longford from Seymour Grove to Skerton Road 

Schedule #4: No waiting 

Applies 11pm Saturday 14 October until 6pm Sunday 15 October 

  • A5104 Chester Road, Stretford from A56 Bridgewater Way to A5104 Talbot Road  
  • 85217 Seymour Grove from A5104 Talbot Road to Manchester Road  
  • A56 Deansgate from Whitworth Street to King Street West  
  • A56 Cross Street from Glebelands to A56 Washway Road 
  • A56 Washway Road from A56 Chester Road to A56 Cross Street  
  • 85166 Northenden Road, Sale from Derbyshire Road to School Road  
  • 85166 School Road, Sale from Northenden Road to Tatton Road  
  • Tatton Road, Sale from Springfield Road to Tatton Place  
  • Tatton Place, Sale from Tatton Road to Chapel Road  
  • Chapel Road, Sale from Tatton Road to A56 Cross Street  
  • Broad Road, Sale from Northenden Road to Selworth Avenue  
  • Temple Road, Sale from Broad Road to Dane Road  
  • Dane Road, Sale from Amesby Avenue (west end) to A56 Cross Street  
  • A5145 Edge Lane, Stretford from A56 Chester Road to Wilbraham Road  
  • A6010 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton from Edge Lane to Barlow Moor Road  
  • 85217 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton from Wilbraham Road to B5217 Manchester Road  
  • 85217 Manchester Road, Chorlton from Barlow Moor Road to Seymour Grove 

Featured image: Manchester Half Marathon