UoM Sport

Great Manchester 10K

We Did It!

On Sunday 28th May 2017 over 2,400 University of Manchester staff, students and alumni entered the Great Manchester 10K Run, making history by running together in our very own University #purplewave!

Congratulations to everybody who took part, and thank you to everybody who volunteered their time, came to the cheerpoint and supported, or donated to the fantastic causes below that we are supporting this year.

We have enjoyed seeing your #purplewave photos and stories over social media, don't forget to check back on this page for photos and videos.


Really enjoyed the event this year or didn't run and feel like you missed out?

Click on the link above to register your interest in running the 10k with The University of Manchester with our 2018 purplewave. We will keep you up to date about when tickets go on sale and how to register as a team amongst many other things for the coming year.

If you need more information about any aspect of the event please refer to our FAQ or email.

Charity fundraising

There is still time to donate to the E&M cause or to any individuals who have signed up to the team!

We are looking to support the University's social responsibility agenda by raising over £150,000 for some fantastic charities.

Specifically we have chosen 2 partner charities that the University is working with through the social responsibility team

These charities were either chosen by the 10k project group or voted on by our event runners.

We are also working closely with the student RAG to tie in all individuals fundraising efforts to one larger team total, so make sure that you link to our main Just Giving page.

Running Groups

Have you completed the 10k and caught the running bug? Or perhaps watched friends, family or colleagues taking part and want a piece of the running action?

We have a number of running groups to support all levels of ability for you to join, there's plenty of time to get training for next year or just join in for some fun, friendly exercise.

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