Great Manchester Run 2020

Manchester City Centre

Registration: £10

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You’ll have heard that lots of sporting events around the UK have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. We don’t yet know whether this event will be affected. If it is, the race organiser will notify all participants. We’ll also be in touch to discuss your options. In the meantime, you can always email us at if you have any questions. 

We’re so grateful for all the hard work #TeamNSPCC are putting into their training and fundraising ahead of this event. It’s only with the support of our fantastic fundraisers we can protect children today and prevent abuse tomorrow.

Join us at the 2020 Great Manchester Run

Conquer the Great Manchester Run with #TeamNSPCC on 24 May 2020. 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.

Charity places for the half marathon now CLOSED

We have filled all of our charity places for the 2020 Great Manchester Run Half Marathon. However, if you would like to join our reserve list, please click the button below. If an additional place becomes available we will be contacting those on the reserve list.

Join our reserve list for 2020

Sign up to 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 participant
  • 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?

If you’ve already bought your 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? 

If you’ve already bought your 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

GIF with Ready Steady Go flashingWe're here to help you with your fundraising. Every year people just like you raise hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. Here's our handy guide to how you might reach your target (and have fun at the same time!)

  • A film night - £100
    Whether it's a retro classic or so bad it's good, get a space, some popcorn and invite people to a cosy film night. Ask them to pay what they would in a cinema.
  • Sweepstake - £100
    Who'll win the grand national? How many sweets are in the jar? Set up a sweepstake and watch the money roll in.
  • Dinner party - £150
    Wine and dine your friends and family by inviting them to your home for a dinner party. Ask them to pay what they would in a restaurant.


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