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Great Manchester Run Half Marathon

20 May 2018

Great Manchester Run Logo2017 saw the inaugural half marathon race at the Great Manchester Run, to accompany the hugely popular 10k event. This was a resounding success, and now you can be part of this amazing day with Team A. Both routes take in some of Manchester's most iconic sights including Old Trafford, Salford Quays and the Imperial War Museum, with live music to keep you going along the route.

Whichever distance you choose, you can join Arthritis Research UK’s very own Team A by first securing your place from the Great Manchester Run website ( Once you have done this, simply click on the 'Join Team A' button below and complete our short online registration form.

Join Team A   

Once this is completed one of the Events Team will be in touch to officially welcome you to the team and get you started.

All our Team A runners receive;

  • an official welcome pack, including our Guide to Fundraising with tips and advice to help raise vital funds for Arthritis Research UK
  • top training, nutritional and health advice to make sure you’re ready for the big day
  • an official Arthritis Research UK orange running vest to wear on the big day with letters to spell out your name
  • support from the Arthritis Research UK events team before, during and after your challenge
  • access to our Team A Facebook group where you can share training tips and fundraising advice with your team mates before the big day

What else do I need to know?

You must:

  • be 17 years or older to take part in this event
  • be able to complete this event in 3hr 15min

You will:

  • receive a finisher’s pack that will contain a medal, t-shirt and space blanket
  • receive a race pack, timing chip and race number
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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.