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Run with us!

***The special price discounted entry for the Manchester 10K for Manchester Met staff and students has now closed. You can still enter the run, but will need to pay the full price on The Great Run website***

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What you get on the day

  • A party at the Students’ Union before and after the race
  • 50% off an item from the ‘Recovery Menu’ at The Union at the Students’ Union when you present your medal
  • DJ playing all your favourite tunes (requests encouraged!) 
  • Glitter and face paint station at the Union before the race
  • Bouncy castle for kids after the race
  • Drop-off zone to keep your things safe while you run
  • McrMetProud technical t-shirt

The route:

The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. The finish line is on Deansgate. The route takes in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. You will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line for you!

The atmosphere:

There will be a great Bands on the Run programme this year, with 10 music zones, DJs, live bands and Inspiral Carpets’ legend Clint Boon’s Boon Army stage at the halfway point to lift you for the second leg. Two Key 103 Wall of Sound sections will keep you going at 6k and after 9k, featuring Key 103’s specially chosen playlist to drive you along. There are official charity cheering points on the course from Cancer Research UK, We are MacMillan, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The Christie, so give them a wave as they cheer you on!

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 *Only one entry per person. Discounted entries are only for students and staff, who must produce a valid Man Met ID card.

Do it for charity

All runners are welcome to fundraise for any charity and you can add the link of your JustGiving page here, so we can see how much money is raised by all Manchester Met runners.

If you’d like to run in aid of a good cause but don’t have a charity in mind, why not join staff, students and graduates and raise money for the University’s new campaign to support students, #ManMetFirstGen. Simply, set up your JustGiving page here.