Fast, flat and friendly, there's a reason why the North's flagship Marathon is one of Europe's largest
About the race
The Manchester Marathon prides itself on giving a warm Mancunian welcome to all that take on the 26.2 mile challenge, from some of the world’s greatest elite runners, to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible.
Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible support throughout the course unforgettable.
25,000 people of all abilities will be at the 2020 event on Sunday 5 April - will you be one of them?
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Take on the Manchester Marathon
After setting off with the iconic backdrop of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, 2020 will see the Manchester Marathon route entering the city centre for the very first time, showcasing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields, Albert Memorial Hall and The Midland Hotel amongst many others.