15 MILES

MANCHESTER

22 SEP 2019

Run with your city

Come together to fight homelessness on a 15-mile run across Manchester. Feel the streets beneath you on an open-road circuit through the city, starting and ending at the National Cycling Centre.

Join a movement of runners using their feet as a force for change.

Great to do #UrbanRush today. To bring it home ran past 6 people bedded down on the run. This is why we do it. Now bring on the aching!!!

@JIF293
Runners posing within a frame
Great to do #UrbanRush today. To bring it home ran past 6 people bedded down on the run. This is why we do it. Now bring on the aching!!!

@JIF293

£169,000

raised by Urban Rush runners in 2018

How we fight homelessness

With the support of fundraisers like you, last year we helped over 2,815 people and households in Manchester through our helpline and face-to-face services.

But every day, 6 more families across Manchester become homeless. We offer help to anyone who needs it, and campaign to solve the housing crisis. We need your support.

Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.

Runners standing at a starting line

The route

Full route description: The route begins at the National Cycling Centre, before passing through Phillips Park and Ancoats and into the city’s northern quarter. It proceeds past John Ryland’s Library and the People’s History Museum and in to Pomona Lock. It then heads to Old Trafford, before looping round past Maine Road Football Club and into Hulme. After passing the Manchester Royal Infirmary, it heads back into the Northern Quarter and past the Etihad Stadium, to the finish at the Velodrome. Full route description: The route begins at the National Cycling Centre, before passing through Phillips Park and Ancoats and into the city’s northern quarter. It proceeds past John Ryland’s Library and the People’s History Museum and in to Pomona Lock. It then heads to Old Trafford, before looping round past Maine Road Football Club and into Hulme. After passing the Manchester Royal Infirmary, it heads back into the Northern Quarter and past the Etihad Stadium, to the finish at the Velodrome.

Registration for individuals and teams of 4

Want to know more about Urban Rush? Take a look at our FAQ

Teams are made up of four runners, and their total time is recorded as the team's time. That means it's vital that all team runners finish.

Cash donations should be paid into your own account, then you can make the equivalent donation to your online fundraising page – or write a cheque and send it to us.

All cheques should be made payable to 'Shelter’, and sent to:

Shelter (Urban Rush), 88 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HU.

If you’re sending a cheque to us, please include a note stating your full name, address, and a reference to Urban Rush.

You can find full guidance on paying in your donations here.

As a unique cross-city urban run, the roads will not be closed, but the course will be extremely well marshalled. Both traffic and pedestrian management programmes will be in place.

If you prefer cheering to running, then get involved as a volunteer! Shelter are looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer at various points along the route at Urban Rush. For more information, please email urbanrush@shelter.org.uk.

Yes, it’s a run – but the event is open to people of all abilities. How long it takes depends on your level of fitness and approach. We expect a range of times, between 1 hour 45mins and 3 hours 30mins.

Runners being given water by a crowd

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