Bupa Great Manchester Run

August 11, 2011


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The Bupa Great Manchester Run is Britain’s premier 10k held since 2003. The run starts at the Manchester City Centre (Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street) and finishes on Deansgate near the Hilton Hotel and Beetham Tower. Usually held in mid-May, it is among the largest and most prestigious mass participation runs in the United Kingdom.

It is part of the Great Run series of road races in the UK and is sponsored by Bupa. The run has an entry limit of 40,000 runners.

Website: Bupa Great Manchester Run | May 26, 2013


  • 10K Run
  • Bupa Junior Great Run – 2.3km (9-15 years)
  • Bupa Mini Great Run - 1.5km (3-8 years)

Start Time

  • 09:55 – Elite Wheelchair Race
  • 10:12  – Elite Women’s race
  • 10.34  – Elite Men’s Race and the Orange wave
  • 10:55  – White wave
  • 11:25  – Blue wave
  • 12:10  – Green wave
  • 12:30  – Pink wave
  • Bupa Junior Great Run & Bupa Mini Great Run – May 27


You can register on the official website of Bupa Great Manchester Run. £39 (£32.50 plus 20% VAT) entry fee includes t-shirt, medal, finisher’s pack and accurate chip timing.

Course / Route Map

The Bupa Great Manchester Run is staged over a course of 10km, which has been officially measured and certified. The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street while the finish line is on Deansgate. There is an Aqua-Pura water station on the course at approximately 5km, near to Old Trafford. Other facilities for runners includes the “run-through” shower just before the end of Trafford Wharf Road at around the 6.5km point.

Time Limits and Cutoffs

The race is timed using timing chip.

Water Stops

There is an Aqua-Pura water station on the course just before the 5km marker, just past Old Trafford.

Prize Money/ Awards

The event offers overall prize money and British only prize money. Prize moneyfor the women will be awarded to Elite women only and not women who run fasttimes from the mass start. Prize money will also not be awarded past 32:00 minsfor men and 36:00 mins for women.

*A British athlete can collect both prize structures.

Men Women Men Women
1 £500.00 £500.00 1 £750.00 £750.00
2 £300.00 £300.00 2 £500.00 £500.00
3 £200.00 £200.00 3 £300.00 £300.00
4 £200.00 £200.00
WHEELCHAIRS 5 £150.00 £150.00
1 £300.00 £300.00 6 £100.00 £100.00
2 £200.00 £200.00 7 £75.00 £75.00
3 £100.00 £100.00 8 £50.00 £50.00

Course Records

Men: Micah Kogo (KEN) 27:24 (2007)
Women: Berhane Adere (ETH) 31:07 (2006)

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

All the participants are given T-shirt and exclusive 2013 medal.

Race Day Weather

Highest Average Temperature: 63° F
Highest Average Temperature: 47° F

Results & Past Winners

Results for all participants are available at our Bupa Great Manchester Run Results page.

Race Date

May 18, 2014

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