The Great Manchester Run is taking place again in May for the first time since 2019. While last year’s race did take place in September, it has not taken place in spring since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Once again thousands of people – including elite athletes, club runners, and fun runners – will be taking part in the 10km and half marathon races. The 10km race, which is known for being Europe’s biggest, will be broadcast on the BBC throughout the day.
The first runners set off at 8.30am for the half marathon followed by the elite wheelchair, men and women’s races, and the remaining 10km waves – the last starting at 12.47pm. The 10k run will set off on Portland Street and move through the Mancunian Way until it passes the Manchester United Football Ground.
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Runners will loop back on themselves via Warren Bruce Road and pass the Imperial War Museum as they make their way back towards Deansgate for the second half of the route. The half marathon route will start similarly to the 10k on Portland street, however, as they make their way to Mancunian Way, instead of going straight down Chester Road, they’ll turn off onto the A57 and make their way towards Manchester Piccadilly train station .
Heading along Ashton Old Road they will loop around the Etihad Stadium and back into the city and onto a similar route to the 10km runner.
To check your time using the Great Run website below, all you need to do is put your bib number in to the gadget below and select the race
Follow the latest updates from the day and races in our live blog below.