Great Manchester Run

Great Manchester Run 2018 - looking for a guaranteed place? Join #TeamTommy's and help save babies' lives.

Great Manchester Run Tommy's cheering team

Date: Sunday 20 May 2018
Distance: 10km
Location: Manchester
Entry fee: Free
Minimum Fundraising commitment for a guaranteed place: £200 (excluding gift aid)

I would like a Tommy's place

Click here to apply for a guaranteed place to run for Tommy's in the Great Manchester Run. Entry is free but a minimum sponsorship of £200 (excl. gift aid) to cover our costs for this race is required.

Register for a Tommy's place

I have my own place

Click here to let us know if you already have your place in the Great Manchester Run. Once you register we can send you your free running vest and any fundraising materials you need. This requires no minimum sponsorship—just raise as much as you can!

I have my own place

About the Great Manchester Run

The nation’s favourite 10k running event, the Great Manchester Run, has seen over a quarter of a million enthusiastic runners pound the streets of Manchester since its first staging in 2003. A unique, elite event that consistently brings together some of the world’s top sprinters on a purpose-built track in the heart of the city centre. Join #TeamTommy’s now and be a part of this great event!

How Tommy's will support you

Whether you run with your own place, or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care! 

  • Fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
  • Dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
  • Top quality breathable running vest
  • E-newsletters and training guide
  • Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.

 "I just wanted to thank you and the team at Tommy's for all of the support that you have provided. You have been really friendly and helpful; it was a real privilege to run for such a worthy cause. The Tommy's team in the crowd were amazing - a real boost when I needed it at the end. Please pass on my thanks to everyone at Tommy’s!"

Alex Dulewicz

For more information please contact Luke on [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 398 3448

Download your Great Manchester Run training guide

Tommy's 10KM training guide

This guide will help you prepare and train for your 10K, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.

Fundraising hints and tips

Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day...

Create Your Fundraising Page

Fundraising support for the Great Manchester Run

  • A range of social media icons

    Using social media

    Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.

  • A woman standing on top of a snowy mountain holding a Tommy's banner

    Publicising your fundraising event

    Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!

  • pound symbols

    Sending the money in

    Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.

  • Cakes and other sweet treats being sold for charity

    Fundraising ideas

    There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!

  • Group of smiling people holding a Tommy's banner

    Our top fundraising tips

    Tommy's top fundraising tips

  • Group of supporters holding a Tommy's cake

    Fundraising FAQs

    There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.

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    We've listed some of the runs available in the UK and around the world below. Most of the links go to the race's website. Once you've registered yourself with the organisers you can come back to our site and let us know you've signed up so we can support you too!