Distance: 10K & Half Marathon
Date: 19.05.2019
Minimum age: Half marathon: 17 yrs old+ , 10k: 15 yrs old+
Entry Price: Half Marathon - £45 per entry, 10K - £38 per entry

Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run

If you’re already entered, read on for all the information you’ll need for the big day. Your run number will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before and we’ll be in touch by email to keep you up to date with everything you need to know.In the meantime if you have any questions just get in touch with our customer services team, who will be happy to help.


The Courses

10K Course Map

Half Marathon Course Map


Take a look at what the  Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run Half Marathon course has in store for you!

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

ELEVATION PROFILE FOR THE 10K >

ELEVATION PROFILE FOR THE HALF MARATHON >

On the day

Please see below for important Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 2019 information:

Time Half Marathon & 10k Timetable
07:30 Information desk opens in Albert Square for pack collection and queries
09:00 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run Half Marathon WAVE 1
09:10 Start of the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run Half Marathon WAVE 2
12:00 TV coverage begins on BBC Two
12:30 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Elite Wheelchair start
12:32 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k visually impaired runners' start
12:45 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Elite Women start
13:07 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Elite Men & Fast Paced Club Runners and Orange Wave start
13:25 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k White Wave start
13:55 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Purple Wave start
14:00 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Blue Wave start
14:40 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Green Wave start
15:00 Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k Pink Wave start

*NB. Timetable is provisional and times are subject to change.

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Simplyhealth is supporting you every step of the way. From expert training, nutrition and injury prevention advice on Simplyhealth train and prepare; through to our new stretch zone at the finish line and beyond, to post-event recovery.


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Great Run Local

Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!

EVENTS NEAR YOU
GRL Wythenshawe Park: Every Sunday, 9:00am
Wythenshawe Park Athletics Track, Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, M23 0AB

GRL Debdale Park: Every Sunday, 9:00am
Debdale Park, Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7LJ

GRL Birchfields Park: Every Sunday, 11:00am
Birchfields Park, Birch grove, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 5JT

GRL Burrs Country Park: Every Sunday, 9:30am 
Burrs Country Park Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA

GRL Salford Quays: Every Thursday, 6:45pm
Helly Hanson Watersports Centre, 15 The Quays, Salford, Greater Manchester, M50 3SQ

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Great Run Local

Elites and Club Runners

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run (10k only) must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Note: no elite entries are available for the half marathon distance 

Elite Wheelchair entry criteria:

Distance Time
10km 45.00
Half M 1.25.00
Marathon 3.00.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC, road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered elite free entry

Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email elite@greatrun.org with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Entry Criteria

We offer overall prize money and British only prize money. Prize money is to be confirmed for 2019.

*British athletes can collect both prize structures.

 

Prize Structure 10K

Prize money is available for British athletes only at this event. This is to be confirmed for 2019.

The Great Run Club Challenge is open to UK athletics and running clubs affiliated to their home country athletics association.  Athletes must be registered club members (checks will be made).

Scoring: Four women + Four men.   Winner will be the team with the lowest combined finish time.  Clubs are encouraged to enter as many athletes as possible (athletes must indicate that they are a club member on the online entry form, drop down box).  The first 4 men and first 4 women will be counted.

Prize money is to be confirmed for 2019.

Great Club Challenge

Event Location

Manchester not only boasts a population of over half a million people but it also offers visitors a wealth of activities to get involved with.

You could try a bit of skiing or get your football fix, take a trip to some of the best shops in the UK, or maybe visit a museum or a brewery; there really is something for everyone.

For more ideas on things to do in Manchester you can go to: www.visitmanchester.com.

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