Manchester Half Marathon 2019

Take on the UK's flattest and fastest half marathon with #TeamTommys.

Team Tommy's Runner

Date: Sunday 13 October 2019
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Location: Greater Manchester
Fundraising pledge: £300

We only have a limited number of Tommy's places but we would love you to join our team with your own place! Click here to secure your own place then join Team Tommy's by clicking the "I have my own place" button below. 

I have my own place in the Manchester Half Marathon 2019

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!

I have my own place

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!

Register for a Tommy's place

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 13th 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
  • e-newsletters
  • Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.

Download our exciting new Fundraising Guide!

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!"

Richard Littledale

For more information please contact Devina on [email protected] or call +44 (0) 207 398 3453

Download your Manchester Half Marathon training guide and plan

Tommy's Half Marathon training guide

Tommy's Training 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...

Create Your Fundraising Page

Fundraising tips for Manchester Half Marathon

  • 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

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    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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