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‘Special’ day ahead as city prepares for first Great Manchester Run since 2019

The mass endurance event was set for its biggest year in 2020 before being cancelled. Now, organisers are aiming to make the next edition even better.

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The countdown is officially on as the city prepares to host its first Great Manchester Run for over two years this September.

The famous event was sadly called off in 2020 and pushed back in 2021 due to COVID restrictions – but now the time for the comeback has almost arrived.

Organisers are hoping the latest edition of the Great Manchester Run will be the most memorable yet – with thousands of Mancs set to hit the streets and raise money for their chosen causes.

The 2021 Manchester Run is set to be a special occasion

The 2021 run will include entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture at every kilometre – with all the action televised live on BBC.

COVID-secure measures will also be in place to keep runners safe, and after a two-year delay, there’s sure to be a riveting atmosphere at the finish line on Deansgate.


It’s all set up for a truly special occasion.

Both the 10k and Half Marathons will take place on 26 September 2021.


Book your spot online here.

Great Manchester Run Solo

Given how Manchester is “a bit out of practice”, Run organisers have launched the Great Manchester Run Solo Challenge to give participants a bit of extra motivation in the build-up to the event. 

The eight-week challenge from 2 August to 26 September is designed to get you race ready – serving as a training partner to ensure you’re at your best come race day.


It costs £15 to join, or £12.50 if you’re already signed up to take part in the Run.

Ready for your big comeback?

Learn more about the Greater Manchester Run and how to enter by visiting the official website.