Run for First Gen

Be #McrMetProud and run the Great Manchester 10k for #ManMetFirstGen.

First Generation tackles the full range of challenges that young people who are the first generation of their family to go to university may face.

The scheme provides the necessary support and encouragement to help them come to university and then additional financial, personal and professional support throughout their studies.

Sunday 19 May 2019

Help us transform lives!

Join #McrMetProud Team Orange First Generation runners!

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On Sunday 19 May 2019, hundreds of Manchester Metropolitan University staff, students and alumni will be showing they’re #McrMetProud as part of Team Orange at the Great Manchester Run. Getting fit, having fun and making a difference for charity is a big part of the Team Orange #McrMetProud team spirit.

This year, to show our commitment to supporting young people across Greater Manchester, we are once again proud to offer a discounted rate to our runners and free places to charity runners who raise £100 or more for First Generation!

Staff, students, and alumni have raised over £2,000 for First Generation over the last two years as part of Team Orange - that has funded two life-changing bursaries for First Generation Students who enrolled with us this September!

Running as one of our First Generation charity runners is easy. Join Team Orange #McrMetProud in the Great Manchester 10k and support our campaign to support young people from Greater Manchester!

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If just fifty runners raise £100, we can fund five transformational bursaries for new First Generation students.

If you don't feel like running, there are others ways to get involved. You can support a runner, donate, or join us at the University's cheer spot and support Team Orange!

£1,000 funds a First Generation scholarship or a place on a work-place residential in London - over the last two years, our Team Orange First Generation runners have raised over £2,200!

Thank you to all who contributed! 

"I'm running again this year with Team Orange on Sunday 19 May, in aid of First Generation, our campaign to transform the lives of young people across Greater Manchester. I'm proud to work for such an inclusive university! Get involved!"

Sophia McNeill, Development Manager and First Generation donor

* Free places are only available to alumni, current students and staff.

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