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Opportunity to Fundraise 

The Purple Wave is made up of a series of events, of which you can join any number throughout the year from one, to all of them. You will be able to purchase a Purple Wave T-shirt to be part of the event, and there’s an option to use our Purple Wave events to raise vital funds for cancer research here at Manchester. And if you choose to register as a Purple Wave fundraiser, supporting Manchester’s cancer research, your ticket will be free to you!



How to fundraise to support Manchester’s cancer research in the Purple Wave

We’ll be waiving your Purple Wave registration fee so long you reach a modest minimum fundraising
target of £60 for the 10k and £100 for the half marathon. There’s no minimum fundraising target for the 2.5k or 5k.

Begin fundraising now

1. Register to take part in the Purple Wave.
Make sure you select the appropriate free(!) ticket type: Cancer Fundraiser
If you are a member of the University staff, a member of our alumni community, or a friend of the University, select the ‘Public’ option
Please select the relevant fee:
Student – Manchester’s cancer research fundraiser’
 Staff – ‘Staff – Manchester’s cancer research fundraiser’
 Alumni – ‘Alumni – Manchester’s cancer research fundraiser’
 Other members of the University community – ‘Community – Manchester’s
cancer research fundraiser’
Once you’ve successfully completed the Purple Wave registration process, you’ll
receive a confirmation email from
2. Visit the ‘Purple Wave 2023 supports Manchester’s cancer research’ JustGiving page 
Create your fundraising page by clicking ‘Start fundraising’.

3. Start fundraising!

Going forwards you can expect to hear from the UoM Sport team about the Purple
Wave event information and support.
JustGiving will keep in touch with all the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your fundraising page –
they’re there to help you raise as much money as possible!

For further details regarding fundraising setup and ongoing support please download the step-by-step guide here; Purple Wave fundraising step-by-step guide


2.5/5km Run

1st March 2023

12.20pm 5k 
1.30pm 2.5k 
2.15pm 5k 


Great Manchester Run

10k / Half Marathon

21st MAY 2023

If you need more information about any aspects of fundraising please contact 

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