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Manchester Marathon

08 April 2018
Manchester, M16 0PX

Team A runner WillJoin Team A alongside 15,000 runners to take on the UK’s flattest, fasted and friendliest marathon. This superfast course provides amazing entertainment and outstanding crowd support to help you every step of the way towards the glorious finish at Old Trafford Stadium.

Awarded the title of the UKs best marathon twice, this race has earned its reputation as a favourite amongst marathon runners.

I would like a charity place

To join Arthritis Research UK’s very own Team A, simply click on the 'join Team A' button below and select 'I would like a guaranteed charity place'.

Each of our guaranteed charity places has a £20 registration fee and a £400 minimum sponsorship target. Once you have completed this form, one of the Events Team will be in touch to finalise your registration.

Join Team A

I have my own place

Congratulations on securing you own place, and thank you so much for choosing to support Arthritis Research UK.

To join Team A, simply click on the 'join Team A' button below and select 'I already have a place'. Once you have completed the short registration form, one of the events team will be in touch to officially welcome you to the team. As you have secured you own place, there will be no minimum sponsorship requirement. We just ask that you set your own target, and that you raise as much as you can.

Join Team A

What do I get?

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, sponsorship forms and posters to help promote your fundraising
  • 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 official 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?

Securing a charity place:

  • there is a non-refundable registration fee of £20
  • there is a minimum sponsorship target of £400 per person
  • the deadline for all sponsorship money to be paid in to Arthritis Research UK is 8 March 2018
  • places are allocated on a first-come first-served

You must:

  • be 17 years old or over to take part in this event

You can:

You will:

  • receive your race pack in the post via the organisers which will contain your race number and timing chip
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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.