Sat 25 May 2024 Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK

Great Manchester Run | Junior

The Junior Manchester Run, part of the Great Manchester Run weekend, is a brilliant introduction to running events for kids aged 9-15.

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  • Sat 25 May 2024
Portland Street, Manchester




Age 9-15

  • 2.5 km road running


Manchester's original running event is famous for its city centre route, buzzing atmosphere from start to finish, iconic music and entertainment zones every kilometre of the course, and of course Mancunian spirit in abundance!

Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at the Great Manchester Run this year, the city’s must-do event. With entertainment zones that celebrate local character at every kilometre, some of the best (and loudest!) crowd support anywhere in the world, and all the action televised live on the BBC, it’s a party atmosphere from start to finish.

It’s a run for everyone, from locals to celebrated athletes, whether it’s your first 10k or your 50th half marathon. An inclusive celebration of Mancunian running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping. The city comes alive on Great Manchester Run weekend.


  • Manchester's greatest running events

    Broadcast live on the BBC with Mancunian spirit in abundance.

  • City centre start plus iconic landmarks

    A flat and fast city tour with many exciting highlights including both football grounds!

  • Famous entertainment zones

    Every kilometre you'll be inspired and motivated.

  • Incredible weekend of running

    Including a half marathon, 10K, family events and cheering supporters!

This event is part of Great Manchester Run.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


  • Junior and Mini events


  • 10K and Half Marathon


  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Portland Street
Greater Manchester
M1 4LX


  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Sweeper
  • Traffic free
  • Wave start
  • Way markers


  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

Trees not tees

Finisher tees are now optional. You can choose to forgo your finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this the organiser will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal.

The organisers will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.

What's included

  • Goody bag
  • Medal


  • A shiny medal to show to all of your friends
  • Spot prizes for best fancy dress
  • Edible treats when you cross the finish line
  • A safe, secure and fun filled route
  • Bragging rights of being part of one of the biggest and best kids running events


  • Age 9-15
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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  • Each child should be entered into the event.
  • Junior (9-15 yrs) entrants do not need to be accompanied by an adult although this can be requested upon entry if required.

Entry fees

Junior entry fee


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