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Run with us!

Fancy a challenge? Set a personal best, run with your mates or tackle your first ever 10km race. Do it for charity, do it for a laugh, but don't do it alone, do it with hundreds of staff and students from Manchester Metropolitan University. 

Team MMU Sport

MMU Sport are pleased to offer any staff or students entry to the Great Manchester 10k race on Sunday 28th May, at a heavily discounted price of £20!*

You'll start the race alongside fellow Team MMU Sport entrants, and you'll get the same goodies, and finisher pack as all other entrants, but at a much discounted price from the £38 entry fee! ( *Only one entry per person. Discounted entries are only for students and staff, who must produce a valid Man Met ID card.)

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Why enter?

What you get now:

  • Free running clubs for beginners and experienced runners
  • Chance to become a run leader for free
  • 20 free AU ball tickets up for grabs - enter your teams now!
  • Discount on physio sessions for staff/students at the Movement Clinic 
  • Platt Lane gym offer 3 months membership for £36

What you get on the day

  • A party at the Students’ Union before and after the race
  • 50% off food at the Students’ Union when you present your medal at the Students’ Union bar
  • 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.