Buzzing atmosphere, incredible supporters and booming Manchester anthems - it has to be Europe's biggest 10K.
It's their energy, perseverance and passion that makes Mancunians such great runners!
Everyone is a hero when they cross the line at the Great Manchester Run. It doesn’t matter how you run, why you run, or how fast you go - this event really is for all...
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You could try a bit of skiing or get your football fix, take a trip to some of the best shops in the UK, or maybe visit a museum or a brewery; there really is something for everyone in Manchester.
"It's the pride and the passion of the people. They come out and they give their support 100%." - Nicky Aldcroft
Many UK charities can offer you guaranteed entry into the Great Manchester Run 10K in return for raising funds. This means that you become part of a charity team in the run-up to the event, on the big day itself and beyond!
Secure your charity place and fundraise for your chosen cause - choose a charity below to get started.
Making a real difference to cancer patients, both now and in the future.
The Christie charity is committed to revolutionising the fight against cancer by funding world reaching research, treatment and care, education and additional support services.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do and that's why The Christie charity is committed to continually improving the patient experience. Thanks to charitable support, we are able to provide a range of enhanced services in superb facilities over and above that which can be provided from NHS funding. Furthermore, this helps us to attract world-class clinicians and scientists who wish to work at The Christie for the benefit of all our patients.
Thanks to our world-reaching cancer research and ground-breaking treatments, more and more of our patients are going to beat cancer. In fact, cancer survival ratese have doubled in the last 40 years. But much of our pioneering, life-saving work is only possible with donations from the good people of the North West and all our supporters across the UK.
With your support, we can carry our more research, give more people the very best treatment and care - and save even more lives.
Registered no: 1049751.
Know Diabetes. Fight Diabetes.
Diabetes UK is the charity leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time, creating a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK - more than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together until we achieve our vision. Join us.
Registered no: 215199.
Help us be there for young people who need us.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. We’re the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word cancer. We treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything we do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival.
Registered no: 1062559.
Every childhood is worth fighting for.
Together we can help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives. Together we can protect children at risk. And, together, we can find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.
We change the law. We visit schools across the country, helping children understand what abuse is. And, through our Childline service, we give young people a voice when no one else will listen.
But all this is only possible with your support.
Every pound raised, every petition you sign, every minute of your time, will help make sure we can fight for every childhood.
Registered no: 216401/SC037717.
Offering specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia through our world-class Admiral Nurses.
Our renowned Admiral Nurses work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. They were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.
Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience for both the person with dementia and their loved ones. We provide the compassionate, expert support families need every step of the way - helping everyone in that family to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence.
We believe passionately that everyone who needs the support of an Admiral Nurse should get one - that’s why we’re working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK.
Registered no: 1039404.
The UK’s leading support and research charity for the 850,000 people living with dementia, their families and carers.
By 2021 there will be one million people in the UK with dementia. Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. We are working towards a better world for all those affected by the many forms of dementia and our practical support and information reaches over 30,000 people per week.
We fund research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia as well as campaigning for better quality of life for people with dementia and a greater understanding of dementia.
Registered no: 296645.
No one should have to face cancer alone.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants to make sure no one has to face cancer alone. A cancer diagnosis can change everything, so we're here to help you with anything from money worries to advice about work, healthcare options to just needing someone to talk to. We're a constant source of support to people affected by cancer and their families and carers.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. We fund specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres to help provide cutting edge support.
We rely completely on our supporters to help us make sure that people facing the toughest fight of their lives don't have to do it alone.
Registered no: 261017.
Saving more women's lives through early diagnosis and treatment.
Ovarian cancer can be devastating, but there is hope. Target Ovarian Cancer saves the lives of more women in the UK by improving early diagnosis, discovering new treatments and offering support to sufferers and their families. We want to help those diagnosed to live their lives to the full.
Registered no: 1125038.
We run 21 rehoming centres to save over 16,000 abandoned dogs annually.
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. We rescue and rehome dogs all over the UK (Ireland too). We never put a healthy dog down. We also promote responsible dog ownership through youth education, neutering and microchipping campaigns. A dog is for Life, not just for Christmas ©
Registered no: 227523 / SC037843.
There are 2 ways to secure your place in Great Manchester Run - 10K.
Secure your place at the start line with one of our charity partners.
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Places are available direct from the event organiser - just pay your entry fee and you're in!
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