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Great Manchester Run 2024

Join #TeamJDRF for Manchester’s original and best loved running event. In true Mancunian style, it’s a party from start to finish!
Location: Portland Street, Manchester M1 Date: 26.05.24 Price: £15 – £25

Runner in JDRF charity vest running away from the camera towards a JDRF cheer point at the Great North Run, hand raised in a fist in celebration

About the event

Be the first to take on the Great Manchester Run for JDRF! For the first time ever, JDRF are offering charity places in the Great Manchester Run for 2024, and we want YOU to join us.

The Great Manchester Run is the city’s original and best-loved running event; and in true Mancunian style, it’s a party from start to finish! Runners will experience a high-energy soundtrack, live music and entertainment zones at every turn – plus, some of the loudest and most enthusiastic local support seen anywhere in the UK. Offering a 10k or half marathon route, there are options to suit all running abilities.

Sign up today to experience the Great Manchester Run for yourself – because if you’re going to do a run in Manchester, make it the greatest!

How much do JDRF charity places cost?

Registration fee: 10k – £15, Half Marathon – £25

Minimum fundraising target: 10k – £150, Half Marathon – £350

The money you raise will go towards pioneering research into developing and improving treatments for type 1 diabetes, which we hope will one day lead to a cure.

You will also be helping us to provide ongoing support to those affected by type 1.

How to enter the Great Manchester Run

Register now for a charity place

To register for one of our charity places you will need to complete an online form and pay for your place via our Eventbrite page.

Register for a charity place

Use your own place

If you secure your own place with the race organisers or your running club, we would be delighted to have you join Team JDRF and we will support you every step of the way. You will receive all the benefits of a charity place runner – with no minimum sponsorship requirement! Fill out our own place form today.

Register your own place

Why run for JDRF

As part of #TeamJDRF you will get:

  • Access to a wide range of fantastic fundraising materials
  • Ongoing support from our friendly events team
  • Regular newsletters with training and fundraising tips
  • A JDRF running vest*
  • Cheering materials for your family and friends
  • A really big cheer from our supporter zone along the route

*Please note. Your JDRF running vest will be sent to you once you have raised £100 towards your overall target. Vests are usually sent 1-2 months before the event.

Got any questions?

You can find out more information via the Great Run website. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on We look forward to hearing from you!

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