Great Manchester Run in 2022
Photo: Manchester Evening Standard

The 2022 Great Manchester Run is going to be held on Sunday, May 22. Here you will find when, where and how to watch the event.


The race is considered to be one of the most important in Europe, and the BBC will provide live coverage of all of the action. Throughout the day, there will be live music performed at eight different entertainment zones, in addition to, of course, the sound of thousands of spectators cheering on the competitors.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 22, with several start times spread out throughout the day. Participants in the 10k race, which is shorter by 6.9 miles compared to the half marathon, will have the opportunity to take in the sights of Old Trafford as well as The Lowry and the award-winning Imperial War Museum in Salford Quays.

The course of the half marathon takes runners through both of the famed football stadiums, and it joins the path of the 10k in passing past the set of Coronation Street in Salford Quays as well as Beetham Tower, a skyscraper with 47 floors that will serve as the finish line.

On Saturday, just a few of the roads will be blocked, but on Sunday, there will be a much greater number of routes that are closed. Those who are planning to attend Manchester City’s season finale versus Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium, which begins at 4 p.m., may also be impacted by this.

Great Manchester Run 2022 Schedule:

Date: The race will be held on May 22, 2022.

Time: The event and charity village opens at 7.30 am BST and the 10k starts at 12.45 pm BST.

Two half marathon groups start at 8.30 am BST, while 10k runners start between 11.30 am BST and 12.47 pm BST.

Here is the current timetable on the day:

07:30 Event, charity village and information point opens
08:00 Great Manchester Half Marathon assembly open
08:20 Great Manchester Half Marathon red and blue waves warm up
08:30 Great Manchester Half Marathon red and blue waves start
09:02 Elite wheelchair start
10:45 Great Manchester 10K white and orange waves assembly open
11:15 Elite women start
11:18 Great Manchester 10K orange and white wave warm up
11:30 Elite men and Great Manchester 10K orange wave start
11:47 Great Manchester 10K white wave start
12:05 Great Manchester 10K green and pink wave assembly open
12:20 Great Manchester 10K green and pink wave warm up
12:30 Great Manchester 10K green wave start
12:47 Great Manchester 10K pink wave start


Half marathon:

The 13.1-mile circuit begins on Portland Street in the city center and ends at Etihad Stadium. Once they reach the stadium, they’ll return to the city center, Piccadilly Station, and Oxford Street. Runners will pass Old Trafford and the Imperial War Museum, Salford Quays, at 10 miles.

10k Race: 

From Portland Street, runners go southwest to Old Trafford. Old Trafford and Media City are the 10K’s midway point. The last kilometer brings runners along Chester Road A56 to Deansgate.

How to Watch Great Manchester Run on TV and Online in 2022?

BBC iPlayer has the right to show the Great Manchester Run on their platform. You will be easily able to watch the full event on your streaming device, if you have a BBC iPlayer app in your device. Choose your favorite package, subscribe to the channel and start watching the marathon live.


The Great Manchester Run 2022 is one of the biggest event of the region. This is a festival for the people of the area. So, if you are someone from there, enjoy the whole festival.

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Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports and Surprise Movies.


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