Run and raise money for Forever Manchester in the Great Manchester Run, 10k and Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 26th September 2021.

Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets in 2021. Take your place on the 10k or Half Marathon start line and soak up that buzzing atmosphere. Our very own Captain Manchester has signed up to run on the day so keep an eye out for him! If you’re going to do a run in Manchester, make it the greatest.

The Great Manchester run is the UK’s biggest, with both a 10k and a Half Marathon running alongside one another. An unforgettable journey through the streets of Manchester, starting in the heart of the city, with a buzzing atmosphere and booming Manc anthems all the way to the finish line on Deansgate. With entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture at every kilometre and some of the best and loudest crowd support, this is an unforgettable day that you won’t want to miss out on.

Why run and raise money for Forever Manchester?

During the pandemic Forever Manchester has delivered over £3 million in funding to support community groups and organisations across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester who have responded to impact of Covid-19. Read more here >>

We are now working hard to raise money to enable us to providing funding and support to help hundreds of community groups to get back up and running after many had to suspend their activities due to lockdown restrictions.

We know during lockdown many of you have started running so why not set yourself a challenge and help raise money for Forever Manchester, with the added satisfaction that you’re running to help the communities where you work, live, play and most importantly, love!

All money raised by our runners goes to Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. For More About Us >>


10k Run – Discounted places available (£25)

Forever Manchester’s charity places for the 10K run are available at a discounted rate of £25 (normally £42 from the Great Run website), with a minimum fundraising target of £150.

As part of your registration you will also receive a free moisture-wicking Forever Manchester running t-shirt, kindly sponsored by our friends at Punk Legal, which we will send you in the post early September. Read more here >>>

Click on the button below to sign up for a discounted charity place.

Sign up for a discounted 10k Run place

To set up your fundraising page on JustGiving.com click on the button below and you’ll be directed to our dedicated Great Manchester Run page for you to create your own fundraising page.

Set Up Just Giving Page

More information about the 10k run and the Route can be found on the Great Run Manchester website.

Note: Before you sign up, please ensure you have read the ‘Next Steps’ section, by scrolling down this page.


Half Marathon – (£49)

If you fancy a bigger challenge you can choose raise money for Forever Manchester by taking part in the Half Marathon which is also taking place on Sunday 26th September 2021 . Unfortunately we are unable to offer discounted run place for the Half Marathon, so please sign up direct via Great Run at a cost of £49.

Sign up for the Half Marathon

To set up your fundraising page on JustGiving.com click on the button below and you’ll be directed to our dedicated Great Manchester Run page for you to create your own fundraising page.

Set Up Just Giving Page

More information about the Half Marathon and the Route can be found on the Great Run Manchester website.


Next Steps

Once you have signed up to run for Forever Manchester, you will need to register your details on the Great Run website, so that they can send you your race pack and allocate the appropriate ‘wave’ for you to run in.

After you have signed up for Forever Manchester you will receive an email from the ‘Event Online Support Team’ at Great Run – sent from mailsend@greatactivity.org

Contained in the email will be link to ‘click here to register‘. Simply follow the steps, and once you have registered you will receive an email from the ‘Event Online Support Team’ to confirm your place in the run.

Please Note: The first email from the Event Online Support Team, may go into your Junk or Spam email folders, so please check those folders if you have not received anything.

If you have any more questions, or have not received an email from the Event Online Support Team, please email marketing@forevermanchester.com

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by Great Run for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred by Great Run into the subsequent staging of the event.

Date added: 7th May 2021