UoM Sport

Great Manchester Run 2019

Last year around 2,300 University of Manchester staff, students and alumni entered the Great Manchester 10K Run. Help us to get over 3,000 in 2019!

2019 Offer

The Great Manchester Run is the largest 10K in the UK consisting of around 25,000 participants each year. For the past 3 years, the University has hosted its very own Purple Wave. In 2019 we hope to create the biggest mass entry yet, so come and run with us and be part of the 3,000 strong #PurpleWave

The run is taking place on Sunday, 19th May and would like to offer as many students, staff and alumni as possible the opportunity to run and support the city on this important day. We have discounted places for all our runners in the 10K and the half marathon, as well as free spaces to those who raise money to support one of our social responsibility causes - more information on this will be coming soon.

  • Registration and the online store will open shortly
  • Watch 10K 2018 in action!

This year we are looking at other events and opportunities associated with the Purple Wave, keep an eye out on this page for more information



The Great Manchester Run is for everyone, whether you are a complete beginner or the next Mo Farah, we have a number of running groups to support all levels of ability throughout your 10K or half marathon journey.


To support the scale of this project we require a number of people to help us both before the event and on the day itself. Previous years we have had a number of different roles in communications, marketing, run leaders and event day logistics that require support, so if you want to get involved check out our Sports Volunteering Scheme, which has loads of other fantastic benefits.

Cheer Point

If you are not running but want to support, we have our very own University of Manchester cheer point out on the course to help get our purple runners to the finish line. The cheer point is located on Chester Road, where runners will pass their supporters twice. We will be making this area bigger and better than ever this year and more on this will appear here soon.

Contact us

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The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Purple Door opposite the Students' Union

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