It’s time to celebrate, Manchester-style! Join Great Run in a spectacular running celebration in the heart of Manchester on Sunday 21 May 2023, celebrating 20 years of the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run.

The event has always been a celebration of all that is great about Manchester; whether running for charity, in memory of loved ones or to overcome individual challenges, every runner personifies the Manchester spirit.

With a rollcall of world-beating past winners, famous faces on the start line and all the action televised live on the BBC, the event is a North West icon, but this year’s landmark 20th event promises to be the most special yet. To echo the event’s renowned start line anthem, quite simply, This Is The One!

Whether you take on the 10k or Half Marathon challenge, you’ll line up on the iconic Portland Street start line and feel the goose bumps as you and 25,000 other runners follow the famous route, pass Manchester landmarks and set your sights on Deansgate for a grandstand finish.

With live music and entertainment zones at every turn, roaring charity cheering squads, plus the incredible local support who line the streets to cheer you on, it’ll be a party from start to finish.

Amazing anthems, huge support, city pride and millions of pounds raised for great causes – be part of something special on Sunday 21 May