Manchester Marathon

  • Manchester
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11 October 2020
  • Registration Fee: £29
  • Sponsorship pledge: £299
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We wanted to share with you the news that the 2020 Manchester Marathon has been postponed.

We’re sure you share our disappointment about this unavoidable postponement, especially as you have been training hard to be able to complete this challenge. We've launched our contingency plans, and will issue an update about next steps by Wednesday 18 March at 6pm.

Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this extraordinary and challenging situation.

The Greater Manchester Marathon has been running for 40 years – and it’s still as popular as ever. With a spectacular finish at the historic Old Trafford cricket ground, it’s easy to see why it was voted the UK's Best Marathon two years running.

It’s also one of the flattest courses going, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for that personal best. With a festival atmosphere, it really is one of the friendliest marathons around.

Secure your place at Manchester Marathon

  • Registration Fee: £29
  • Sponsorship pledge: £299

The fundraising commitment is the amount you pledge to raise through sponsorship. The more you raise, the more people we can help.

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Already have your own place?

If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by running and fundraising for Shelter. We’d love for you to join the team – get in touch below.

Join team Shelter

All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:

Perk - Running jersey

Shelter technical running top

Perk - Training Guide

Training plans created by our running partners Let's Get Running

Perk - Personal trainer support

Personal trainer support

Perk - Fundraising support

Fundraising advice

We can't fight homelessness without your help

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The housing crisis is now a national emergency. We believe that a safe home is a fundamental need and basic moral right. By fundraising for Shelter in the Manchester Marathon you can join the fight to defend that right.

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

It was the most amazing experience you will have and the Shelter team will look after you very well.

Peter Jordan

Want to know more? Check out our FAQ

We are here to help with any fundraising queries and we are more than happy to talk through ideas with you! We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving and our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here which includes our paper sponsorship form.

If you’re no longer able to take part, please let us know by emailing or, depending on your event.

Registration fees for charity places in events are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to someone else or deferred to the following year. If you secured your own place in the event, you’ll need to check the event’s refund policy, which you should be able to find on their website or on your registration confirmation.

If you become aware that your card has been used fraudulently, please contact your card provider.

If your donors would like a refund on the sponsorship they have given you, they’ll need to contact us directly with details of their payment.

We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible, so do get in touch with us by emailing or depending on your event or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this target before signing up to the event. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship is six weeks after race day.

We invest in places in charity events and each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

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