- Event Type Running
- Date 8 April 2018
- Location Manchester, UK
- Registration Fee £25
- Fundraising Target £400
- Level Tough
Starting and finishing at the iconic Emirates Old Trafford, this award winning event has been named the UK's flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon. Whether you're out to beat a personal best or taking on the challenge of a marathon for the first time, make your place count by changing the lives of 225,000 people who will develop dementia this year.
Why run for us?
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: Customer Care, Alzheimer's Society, Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL2 3DU.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know whether you would like a running T-shirt or Vest, in sizes XS-XXL.
Can I fundraise with friends or family for my race?
If you would like to fundraise in a team, simply let us know by emailing email@example.com and providing the names of your team members.
How do I pay in my fundraising?
There are lots of different ways to pay in your fundraising for a race, including via online fundraising pages, by phone and by cheque. To find out how download our ‘paying in form’.
I’ve lost my support pack, how do I order a replacement?
We send these packs to you via email. If you have lost this, simply download a replacement support pack.
I’ve signed up for a race and want to do some fundraising, how do I order materials?
If you are planning a fundraising event for your race you can order materials such as balloons, banners and bunting! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our cheer team
Not running this year? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.
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!
With your help we aim to give our runners an amazing event day experience, boost them over the finish line, and set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!