Great Manchester Run 2021

Manchester City Centre

Registration: £10

Join #TeamNSPCC

Join us at the 2021 Great Manchester Run

Conquer the Great Manchester Run with #TeamNSPCC on 23 May 2021. Line up at the start line of Europe's biggest 10k and race around the sites of Manchester. Or take part in the half marathon, the fast and flat course is great for runners of all abilities.

Why take part?

    • Receive world class training tips and tailored support from our training partners.
    • Your own NSPCC running vest with iron on letters.
    • VIP treatment at our post-race marquee with food and drink.
    • Lots of whoops and cheers from our cheer points en route.
    • You'll be doing something amazing for children.

Sign up to the Half Marathon today

Registration is just £10 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £250 to support our work.

Get a charity place

Sign up to take part in the 10k today

Registration is just £10 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £150 to support our work

Get a charity place

"Beautiful route despite the wet weather - the NSPCC cheer points really spurred me on. The course was really flat so I managed to get a new PB!"
Gavin, #TeamNSPCC Runner

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your team mates

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

Two women and a man training

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Already got a place in the 10k?

The Great Manchester Run is organised by the Great Run Company. If you’ve already got your own place in this event, we would love to welcome you to the team as an own place runner.

Do something amazing and support the NSPCC.

I've got my place!

Already got a place in the Half Marathon?

The Great Manchester Run is organised by the Great Run Company. If you've already got your own place in this event, we would love to welcome you to the team as an own place runner. 

Do something amazing and support the NSPCC.

I've got my place! 

Fundraising ideas

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As the world is changing daily, so is the way people are fundraising and asking for sponsorship. We’re here to help you think of fundraising in a different and safe way during this time.

Did you know… Donations made via Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are paid to the NSPCC once a week. This means that we can put every donation to use immediately – so we can continue to be there for children.

Here is our handy guide to how you might reach your target during lockdown (and have fun at the same time!)

  • Online pub quiz - £100
    You don’t need to be at your local to hold a quiz, get online and use a video conference platform to host one instead. Ask individuals to donate in return for taking part. 
  • Hold an online class - £100
    You may be a teacher, fancy yourself as a fitness guru or can teach a musical instrument. If not why not reach out to friends and family to host a class on your behalf.
  • Have a clear out - £150
    Having a big sort out is great during anytime of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.

You can also click here for our top tips on how to share your fundraising page during lockdown!

Questions?

Email us on running@nspcc.org.uk with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.