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.

If just fifty runners raise £100, we can fund five transformational scholarships for new first generation students.

Last year, to show our commitment to supporting young people across Greater Manchester, not only did we offer a discounted rate to our runners, Manchester Metropolitan offered free places to the first 100 runners* who raise £100 or more for First Generation!

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Running as one of our First Generation charity runners is easy. First, register your interest in joining Team Orange #McrMetProud in the Great Manchester 10k. Once we have opened for registration, we will invite you to sign-up to our Team Orange JustGiving page and follow the steps listed.

If you don't feel like running, there are others ways to get involved. You can support a runner or why not 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 am running again this year First Gen. We now have two cohorts of students on the programme and I am lucky enough to be able to work with them! They are a fabulous group of young people who all have great potential. I really believe that the scheme will have a hugely positive impact on their experience and attainment - and I can see it happening already."

Helen Lord, Transition & Peer Support Manager, First Generation donor

"I'm running with Team Orange on Sunday 20 May, in aid of First Generation, our campaign to transform the lives young people across Greater Manchester. I'm proud to work for such an inclusive university!"

Sophia McNeill, Development Manager and First Generation donor

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

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