Great Manchester Run is an annual run through Greater Manchester. It has consisted of a 10k run since it was established in 2003, and a half marathon since 2017. Usually held in mid-May. It is the third-largest mass participation running event in the United Kingdom, behind the Great North Run and the London Marathon.
Here in this article, we are going to show everything about the Great Manchester Run 2021. Date, time, schedule, how to watch online, live stream info, and more.
When and where is the Great Manchester Run 2021 taking place?
The Great Manchester Run takes place Sunday, September 26 in Manchester, UK at 8 a.m UK time. Thousands of runners will today hit the streets of Manchester to take part in the 10km and half marathon races.
The different waves this year are the pink wave for health marathon runners, the elite wave (marked in blue) plus orange, white, and green for different 10k runners. Let’s check the start time for each wave.
- Assembly: 8 am
- Start: 8.30 am
- Start: 9 am
- Women start: 11.15 am
- Men start: 11.30 am
- Assembly: 9.05 am
- Start: 9.25 am
- Assembly: 10 am
- Start: 10.20 am
- Assembly: 11 am
- Start: 11.30 am
- Assembly: 11.30 am
- Start: 12 am
- Assembly: 12 pm
- Start: 12.30 pm
10km and half marathon route map:
The first runners set off at 8.30 am for the half marathon followed by the junior, elite wheelchair, men and women’s races, and the remaining 10km waves – the last starting at 12.30 pm.
The 10k run will set off on Portland Street and move through the Mancunian Way until it passes the Manchester United Football Ground.
The 10k run will start on Portland Street and move through the Mancunian Way until it passes the Manchester United Football Ground.
Runners will loop back on themselves via Warren Bruce Road and pass the Imperial War Museum as they make their way back for the second half of the route.
As they head back to Whitworth Street, they will turn off onto Deansgate where the finish line will be ready and waiting.
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Half marathon route
The half marathon route will start similarly to the 10k on Portland street, however, as they make their way to Mancunian Way, instead of going straight down Chester Road, they’ll turn off onto the A57 and make their way towards Manchester Picadilly train station.
Going past the train station, the half marathon runners will move onto Ashton Old Road and start looping back around the Manchester City Football Ground from Nexen Tyre footbridge onto Alan Turing Way.
On the first loopback, runners will go past Manchester Met university and move onto a similar path as the 10k route towards Manchester United Football Ground via Chester Road and eventually onto Warren Bruce Road.
From this point, the half marathon runners will be taking the last leg of the journey past the Imperial War Museum towards the finish line on Deansgate via Chester Road.
How to Watch great Manchester Run 2021 Live Stream Online?
The Great Manchester Run live stream is available on BBC One, BBC I Player, BBC Sports website in the UK, and on Flotrack in North America from 11:00 am BST.