Morrisons 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.
Men: 10:12 am
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. The Morrisons Great Manchester Run will finish on Deansgate near the Hilton Hotel.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The Run has a total ascent of 15.74 m and has a maximum elevation of 51.67 m.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
- The race is timed using timing chip.
Men: Micah Kogo (KEN) 27:24 (2007)
Women: Berhane Adere (ETH) 31:07 (2006)
Prize Money & Awards
Prize Money (Overall men & Women): 1st – £500.00, 2nd – £300.00, 3rd – £200.00
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All the participants are given T-shirts and exclusive finisher medals.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- There is an Aqua Pura water station on the course just before the 5km marker, just past Old Trafford.
Expected Race Day Weather
- Temperature: 47° F to 69° F
- Humidity: 49% to 72%
- Wind Speed: 5 mph to 9 mph