Last year over 1,100 University of Manchester staff and students entered the Great Manchester 10K Run. This year we are looking to get over 3,000 students and staff running that will allow us to create history in having our very own University purple starting wave on Sunday 28th May 2017. If you are a University of Manchester staff or student you can purchase your ticket for a heavily reduced price of £20 for students and £25 for staff (down from £38).
Be quick as the discounted offer and access to the purple wave is only available until Tuesday 4th April.
This year, 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:
* The Big Change (Manchester Ending Homelessness) - Donate here (page to follow shortly)
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. Whether you are running or not, you can Donate Now to any of the chosen partners or individuals who have signed up to the team!
For those who are running and raising money, you may find this Fundraising Guide to the Purple Wave useful.
A further development this year is the inclusion of University alumni into our purple wave. More details of the alumni offer can be found here, so if you are a Manchester graduate why not run with us!
To support your training for the 10k, we have a number of running groups to support all levels of ability for you to join. For more information about the runs, check out our Running & Walking page. We have also pulled together a number of training plans to help you along your way, which can be found on the links at the right hand side of this page.
Whatever drives you, run with us!
These plans can help you prepare for the 10K in 2017
Training on your own and starting from zero
Beginners Running group with some Improver sessions
All abilities plan with some Challenger sessions
All abilities with suggesitons for more experienced runners