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UoM Sport’s Purple Wave to take on Bicentenary Event – Celebrating 200 years of University Sport and Participation. 

Before you lace up your trainers, don’t miss the Purple Wave Event on: 

  • 9 November 2023, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm 
  • Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Mossley Road, M14 6PA
  • No booking is required for this event, just turn up!

What’s in store at this event

  • Find out more about joining our Purple Wave community and our events.
  • Sign up for our early bird tickets at the discounted price of just £18.24!
  • Speak to us about fundraising and discover how you can make a difference. 
  • Find out more about Purple Wave volunteering and how you can participate in this incredible initiative.
  • Plus meet our special guest!  

Get ready to celebrate and make a difference. Join us at this event! 

A legacy of success 

With a legacy of remarkable fundraising success since 2016, this event holds special significance as the University celebrates its 200th birthday. The goal is to enter an impressive 1,824 runners for the event who will wear the distinctive ‘Purple Wave’ t-shirt. Not only does this achievement symbolise a significant milestone for our race, but it also pays tribute to the year our esteemed University was founded, in 1824.  

Moving for a cause 

Most recently, hundreds of wonderful fundraisers have raised tens of thousands of pounds to support good causes on campus. From rebuilding the Paterson cancer research building to providing disadvantaged students with scholarships – brilliant Purple Wave fundraisers have helped make some amazing things happen for our community.  

The 2024 bicentenary Purple Wave will proudly support Manchester’s world-class research. The world is facing huge challenges right now. These pressing global problems need brilliant people to solve them. For nearly 200 years, the discoveries made here at The University of Manchester have changed the world. And every day, more incredible research is going on here. From helping more people survive stroke, to speeding up life-saving cancer research and tackling climate change – the achievements of our talented researchers are extraordinary. 

Your support in this year’s Purple Wave will bring us even closer to the next big Manchester discovery, which could benefit us all. By joining us as a Purple Wave fundraiser this year, you’ll help Manchester’s brightest minds tackle some of society’s biggest challenges.

If you choose to take part in the Purple Wave as a fundraiser for Manchester’s world-class research, your ticket will be completely free to you. All we ask is that you exceed the minimum £60 fundraising amount for charity.

Community involvement 

The University is especially pleased to extend a warm invitation to all clubs, sports societies, and running groups to participate in the Purple Wave as a team. And we’re delighted to invite our alumni back to Manchester to join us too. 

Limited exclusive offer – early bird ticket price! 

The university is excited to offer an early bird price for the 10k run at just £18.24, a significant discount from previous years, in honour of the bicentenary. 

If you already know everything about our Purple Wave and don’t want to miss out, you can buy your tickets today: 

PURPLE WAVE SANTA 5K DASH – 6 December 2023 
PURPLE WAVE 2.5k and 10K –  28 February 2024
PURPLE WAVE 10K – 26 May 2024 

More about the Purple Wave

For more details on this prestigious university event, to register, and to stay updated on all Purple Wave activities, please visit our website.