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Announcement: Places available for The Simply Health Great Manchester Run May 2018!

We are delighted to announce that we have limited places available for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, May 20th 2018.

Set in the heart of Manchester you’ll be able to run a 10K or Half-Marathon alongside 30, 000 people through the city whilst raising funds and awareness for pulmonary fibrosis alongside our team who will be there to look after you and support you on the day!

The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. The finish system will remain in operation until all runners have crossed the line on Deansgate so all runners will receive their time and Finisher’s Pack. You can take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. You will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line for you!

This year you’ll be running alongside one of our greatest Olympians of all time – Sir Mo Farah! Mo will join tens of thousands of runners on the streets of Manchester as they take part in the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run.

Read more on the official Great Manchester Run website

Read Great Run FAQs

Charity place entry with Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

A charity entry with us is free but as a small charity we do ask that you agree to raise a minimum of £500.00 (before Gift Aid).

We have a limited number of places so we are taking runners on a first come first served basis. Please email our Fundraising & Marketing Co-ordinator Alex Croft to reserve your place. If you have already secured your place in the 2018 Great Manchester Run and would like to fundraise for APF we would love to hear from you.

10K or Half Marathon

We have limited places for both the 10K and the Half-Marathon to suit the different running abilities. Please specify which length you want to run in your email.

How much does it cost and how much do you want me to raise?

Entry is free but  as a small charity we do ask that you agree to raise a minimum of £500 (before Gift Aid).  Once your place is secured with us,  we will ask you to fill in an agreement form to confirm you are happy to commit to the minimum fundraising amount and our other terms and conditions.

How will we support you?

We’ll be there to help you every step of the way. If you run for us, you’ll get:

  • an Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis running vest
  • a fundraising pack and dedicated fundraising support
  • a Facebook page for you and your team mates to talk about the event and to get to know each other!
  • to be part of the first big fundraising event for APF and the knowledge that your hard work will help the thousands of people affected by pulmonary fibrosis

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