Date: Sunday 14 October 2018
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Location: Greater Manchester
Fundraising pledge: £250
I would like a Tommy's place
You can register for a guaranteed Tommy's place when you pledge to raise a minimum of £250 (excl. gift aid). We would be thrilled to welcome you to #TeamTommys!
I have my own place in the Manchester Half Marathon 2018
Let us know if you already have your place in the Manchester Half Marathon. Once you register we can give you full access to our fundraising materials. This requires no minimum sponsorship - just raise as much as you can!
About the Manchester Half Marathon
With only 41 metre elevation across the 13.1 mile course, the Manchester Half Marathon has become the race of choice for beginners and charity runners. The famously flat, fast and friendly course circles through Greater Manchester going over the Bridgewater Canal, across the Crossford Bridge and finishing at Old Trafford. The third Manchester Half Marathon will welcome thousands of runners and spectators to the streets of Trafford on Sunday 14th October.
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
- Ability to chat to other Tommy's runners via facebook
- Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.
What our runners say about us
“From the moment I signed up to Team Tommy's it was a partnership. They provide advice and encouragement every step of the way - from a welcome email, to motivating phone calls. Having done a similar event before with another charity – I can truly say that this makes all the difference. Thank you for all your help and support!"
Download your Manchester Half Marathon training guide and plan
This guide will help you prepare and train for your half marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to half marathons as well as those with a few under their belt.
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. The next step is to create your online page...
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.
Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!
Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.
There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!
Tommy's top fundraising tips
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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