The Manchester Marathon is one of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. We pride ourselves on welcoming all to take on our 26.2 mile challenge, from some of the world’s greatest elite runners, to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible. Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable. 20,000 people of all abilities will be at the 2020 event on Sunday 5 April.
Below are the top three aspects of the Greater Manchester Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.View full breakdown
I love this race. I always enter this race every year because it is fast and quick and the crowds are amazing. High recommended for another doing this race first time
Flat course, easy to get to start from city centre via tram, expensive compared to other local marathons though in the northwest
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