Greater Manchester Marathon
Starting and finishing at the iconic Emirates Old Trafford, this award winning event has been named the UK's flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon. In addition, the 2020 event will for the first-time head into the centre of Manchester.
The amended route takes a three-mile loop into the city centre, showcasing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields, Albert Memorial Hall and The Midland Hotel amongst many others.
Our charity places are now open so secure your place to experience this exciting new route today!
As well as helping to change the lives of people affected by dementia, there are some great benefits to joining our team. Unite with us, and we will support you through every step of your journey.
Whether you sign up for a charity place or already have your own place, by joining our team you will receive:
- Our support pack with everything you need to kick off your training and fundraising
- Comprehensive training plans and advice from our professional training coaches
- Regular newsletters to keep you motivated
- Your very own Alzheimer's Society technical running top to wear with pride, and iron on name letters
- The biggest cheers on race day
- Our friendly Events Team on hand to help whenever you need us
We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. When you sign up to run for us, you will receive a support pack with tips and advice to help you with your fundraising, allowing you to make a difference to people living with dementia.
To kick-start your fundraising in the meantime, why not set up a JustGiving page?
You can also print off a sponsorship form to share with friends and family.
If you have cheques that you need to send in to us, please use our paying in form and post to:
I already have a place in this race, can I still run for you?
Absolutely! Both those with charity places, and their own places are welcome on to our team. We’d love to help you prepare for this race, and send you a fundraising pack, training plan, running top and other helpful information for the big day! Please fill out our online form to get started.
When will I receive my running top?
We are thrilled to send each of our runners a running top for race day to say thank you for running for us, and to help share the word about your fundraising! If you have let us know your size, we will send your top to you in the post approximately 4-6 weeks before your race.
How do I order my running top?
To order your running top simply email [email protected] and let us know your size (S/M/L/XL/XXL) and preferred style (t-shirt or vest).
Can I fundraise with friends or family for my race?
Of course! If you're fundraising as part of a team, simply email [email protected] to let us know the names of your team mates.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
There are lots of different ways to pay in your fundraising for a race, download our ‘paying in form’ to find out how.
I’ve lost my support pack, how do I order a replacement?
We send these packs to you via email. If you have lost yours, simply email [email protected] and we'll email you another.
I’ve signed up for a race and want to hold a fundraising event, how do I order materials?
If you are planning a fundraising event, we can send you branded materials such as balloons, banners and collection tins. Simply download our materials order form.
Can I order cheering materials for friends and family who will support me on the course?
If you would like to order a cheer pack for your supporters please email [email protected].