adidas Manchester Marathon
Sun 14 Apr 2024

adidas Manchester Marathon

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  • Sun 14 Apr 2024

adidas Manchester Marathon


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Age 18 & over


All levels of runner are welcome to take on the 26.2 mile challenge at this premier UK running event, from superb elites to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible.

With its fast course and electrifying atmosphere, any regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable.

It's quite simply a runner's oasis. Come and experience it for yourself this year!


  • UK's second largest marathon

    One of the most popular marathons in the world and the fourth-largest in Europe, with over 30,000 runners expected this year!

  • Flat, fast and friendly

    For runners of all abilities with huge crowd support on route and great PB potential. You won't be short of motivation in Manchester!

  • Relay options

    Join forces with friends or colleagues to complete the 26.2 miles in a team of two or four.

  • T-shirt and chunky medal

    Fitting rewards for your efforts plus many other treats on-the-day.

  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


Take on the distance in a team of 2 or 4!

If 26.2 miles sounds a little too daunting, why not team up with friends, family or colleagues to cover the distance between you?

The Manchester Marathon relay offers both two and four-person relay options, with each person covering part of the course. Each member of the relay team will receive a chunky medal and t-shirt when they finish.


All Para-Athletes are welcome including elite racing wheelchairs, assisted and unassisted day wheelchairs and racerunners. All athletes must complete the race within the 6hrs 30 minute cut-off time. Please note, hand-cycles are not currently permitted. 

  • Bag storage
  • Entertainment
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Talbot Road
Greater Manchester
M16 0PX

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

Run through Manchester's vibrant city and enjoy its rich heritage, including the historic city centre and the Theatre of Dreams itself, Old Trafford.

The course weaves through central Manchester and local communities, with a flat profile that allows you to pick up the pace.

Route preview video

Starting and finishing from Old Trafford with motivational activity points along the way.

  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

This event is constantly striving to improve sustainability to reduce its impact on the environment.

The approach is to ensure that the event is run as sustainably as possible to minimise its impact on the planet with the familiar 'reduce, re-use and recycle' ethos at the forefront.

Here are the areas of progress made so far:

Sustainability summary

  • Recycle as much as possible
  • Separate waste
  • Partnerships to encourage sustainable training
  • Springwater bottles made from 51% - 100% recycled plastic
  • Drop zones and additional receptacles to encourage runners to deposit bottles in a place they can easily be recycled
  • Race packs/pre-event communications digital rather than paper-based
  • Recyclable paper envelopes
  • Green Runner option to forego the t-shirt/medal in favour of donating to support The Ocean Cleanup
  • Medals ordered early to ensure delivery by sea rather than air freight
  • Any remaining medals recycled
  • Finisher t-shirts are eco-friendly using 50% recycled polyester
  • Donate remaining t-shirts/unanted clothing to charity

  • Chip timing
  • Eco medal
  • Eco t-shirt
  • Event app
  • iTAB
  • Training plan

Running the adidas Manchester Marathon will earn you a chunky medal that embodies the bold, vibrant atmosphere of the race and its city.


  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
  • Series discount

Entry options

Individual Entry and UKA Affiliated Athletes

If you just want to turn up and run the Manchester Marathon, this is the simple entry for you. This option includes:

  • Guaranteed place on the start line
  • Personalised running bib posted in advance (UK residents only)


Individual Entry + Best Sellers Package

This premium option includes:

  • Guaranteed place on the start line
  • Personalised running bib posted in advance (UK residents only)
  • Official 2023 training t-shirt
  • Personalised medal insert


Two-Person Ticket

Enter two people into the adidas Manchester Marathon at the same time to get a discount. You must register both of you in one go to get this offer. Simply enter as an individual, add your friend onto the entry form and the discount will be automatically applied.



Run as part of a 2 or 4 person relay team, splitting the distance between you.


Groups and Clubs

Enter a group of 10 or more into the Manchester Marathon and you could save up to 20%.


Para Athletes

  • Elite Wheelchair Athletes
  • Day Wheelchair Athletes
  • Assistant/Guides
  • Other Disabled Athletes


Elite Entries


Charity Entry

Lovely race with amazing crowds. Really well organised and easy to get to event village. Frequent water stations with loads of gels. Not too crowded to run in, after a few miles there is loads of room. Great PB course; one of the flattest in the country. Fab medal and t-shirt. Jo H


Great atmosphere. Lots of spectators and support. Live roadside entertainment. Aid stations with energy gels. Lots of transport links into Manchester... Overall great marathon. Well worth doing. John H

My first marathon. The route was mainly flat with a couple of hills towards the latter part of the race. Crowd support was amazing and the organisation of the event was also very good. Great tshirt and medal. I would do this one again. Lynsey K


This is still one of my favourite marathons. Easier than London and the way things are with London these days my 'go-to' marathon. Manchester is a brilliant city with great links in and around it. Plenty of hotels to stay at. The race itself is just as good as all the other big marathons in the uk with tons of crowd support. Only a few short moments where there isn't someone shouting your name... I got my PB this time which was previously in London. Just a good all round event for the whole weekend. Daniel D

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