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Greater Manchester Marathon

Event Type Marathon
Date 10 October 2021
Location Manchester
Registration Fee £25
Fundraising Target £400
Level Tough

We want to assure you that we're closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19 in the UK. As things stand this event will be going ahead.

If your event is cancelled or postponed after sign up, you'll be offered a transfer onto a new date or a full refund on your registration fee.

We will, of course, continue to offer all our usual training and fundraising support throughout this time. You’ll have until 8 weeks after your event date to reach your minimum fundraising target.

Please drop us an email if you have any further questions.

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 2021 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!

Charity entries

We'd love to have you on team Alzheimer's Society. You'll be helping to change the lives of people affected by dementia. We will support you through every step of your journey.

Register for the Greater Manchester Marathon

Own place entries

If you already have your own place in the Greater Manchester Marathon. we’d love to have you on our team. We’ll 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 you run for us, you'll receive:

  • a support pack with fundraising help and materials
  • a free running top to wear on race day
  • detailed training guides for different abilities and personalised support from our experts 
  • access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other runners
  • support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target

To order your running top simply email [email protected] and let us know whether you would like a running T-shirt or Vest, in sizes XS-XXL. 

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. 

Join our cheer team

Encourage your friends and family to join our cheer team at the Greater Manchester Marathon. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our runners on the course. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide lots of cheer equipment so you can really make some noise!

Sign up to join our cheer team

Any questions?

If you'd like to talk to us about this event, we'd love to help. You can call us on 0330 333 0804 or email [email protected]

By joining Team Alzheimer's Society, you'll be part of the movement to help end dementia. Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted in their community.

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.

How your money helps

Every penny you raise for Alzheimer’s Society helps provide vital support for people affected by dementia.

For instance, £100 could fund one of our National Dementia Helpline advisers to provide 7 hours of emotional support, personal advice and vital information to people affected by dementia. 

Find out how your fundraising helps 

JustGiving

Kick-start your fundraising by setting up a JustGiving page. You can easily share your page with your friends, family and colleagues on social media and email. 

With JustGiving your fundraising money is  automatically sent to us, Gift Aid collected, and your sponsors thanked.

Set up a JustGiving page

Paying in your fundraising money

You can easily pay in your money online, by phone or cheque.

Make a payment

Promote your fundraising

We have tips and advice on how to spread the word about your fundraising. Inspire your friends, colleagues and local community to support you.

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