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There are plenty of charity runs in Manchester available for you to choose from, whether you’re trying to get into shape, want to improve your fitness with a 10k challenge or are an experienced runner looking for a new personal best. Whatever your situation, choosing to run a 10k charity run in Manchester is a fantastic way to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, so that you can allow us to continue doing the amazing work that we do – and have fun at the same time! Whether you’re raising money and running with a group of colleagues, friends or family or are taking a Manchester 10k on single-handedly, one of the following charity runs in Manchester is sure to take your fancy!

Big Fun Run Manchester

This Manchester charity run is for all ages and abilities to get out, take on a fitness challenge and most importantly, have some fun. The race takes place in Manchester’s lovely Heaton Park in a series of untimed 5k races. Suitable for both adults and children, this is a fantastic charity run in Manchester to get the whole family involved in raising some money for charity. The Big Fun Run’s Manchester 2020 race is yet to reveal its exact date but you can keep an eye out for big fun run updates by visiting their website and registering your interest online! It’s also worth noting that under 5’s can run this Manchester charity run for free!

Simply Health Great Manchester Run 10k

If you’re looking for Great Manchester Run charities to raise money for during this challenge, then we would be delighted if you could consider Alder Hey Children’s Charity. The Simply Health 10k is a fantastic way to test and challenge your running abilities whilst helping Alder Hey continue to do our amazing work for the children in our care. The Great Manchester run is known as Europe’s biggest 10k run and isn’t only just a race, but a whole weekend festival of sport with plenty of things to do for all lovers of running. Register your interest for the Manchester 2020 10k and prepare yourself for the biggest running event of the year!

Manchester Wiggle Half Marathon

This year’s Manchester Half Marathon takes place on 13th October 2019 and is the perfect way for experienced runners to really test the limits of their fitness! Whether it’s your first half marathon challenge or you’re a frequent long-distance runner, you can enter the race easily online and, better still, run and raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity at the same time. This year, the race is taking place on Sunday 13th October and adult entry is £39.00. UKA affiliated athletes receive a £2 discount off race entries. For more information about how you can complete this challenge for a charity of your choice, simply visit their ‘run for charity’ page.

Stockport Hatters Half Marathon

This Manchester charity run takes place just outside of Manchester and is a long-distance race recommended for experienced runners. That being said, if you have undergone the correct training and are ready to take on your first half-marathon, then this could definitely be the perfect race for you. Better still, you can run for Alder Hey Children’s Charity which is not only a fantastic way to help those in need but is also a great way to stay motivated, complete your training and totally own that distance! The Hatters Half Marathon takes place on a scenic route along the Trans Pennine Trail and you can find out all about how to enter for 2020, including entry prices, by clicking here.

The charity runs in Manchester above are just a few of the Manchester charity runs available to take part in. If you are thinking of undergoing a Manchester charity race, then why not make your charity of choice Alder Hey Children’s Charity? Read more about all of the amazing work we do by clicking here. 

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How do I enter a charity run in Manchester?

You can enter a charity run in Manchester by clicking any of the links above or visiting the website of your chosen charity and entering your details. Entering a Manchester charity run is simple and once you have done so, you will receive your race number which must be worn on the day of the event. If you are thinking about running a Manchester charity run in 2019 / 2020 to support our work at Alder Hey, you can download our fundraising pack for more information on how to do so.

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