Social Responsibility


Get involved in the Great Manchester Run

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:09:00 GMT

This year’s Great Manchester Run takes place on Sunday, 20 May and includes a 10k and ½ Marathon. The University will be offering discounted spaces for students, staff and alumni to create the unique Purple Wave.

The University will once again be aiming to have its very own Purple Wave start time in this year's 10k, engaging over 3,000 runners. For the first time ever, there will also be the opportunity for people to enter free of charge, raise funds to support Undergraduate Access Scholarships and to take their next step and try the ½ marathon distance.

Staff 10k offer

This year, staff have the option to run the 10k for free should they commit to raising £100 for Undergraduate Access Scholarships at the University. Staff will need to register for these here instead of paying through the e-store.

Alternatively, the first 500 paid staff running spaces will be available for £30, down from the normal price of £38. Spaces are limited so register here now to avoid disappointment.

Student 10k offer

The first 2,018 student running spaces will be available for £20, down from the normal price of £38. Spaces are limited so register here now to avoid disappointment.

Students can run for free if they sign up and raise at least £50 for Undergraduate Access Scholarships at the University. Students will be required to sign up and pay as normal, at which point they will receive information about how to link to the cause and how they will be reimbursed should they raise the required amount.

Alumni 10k offer

Alumni paid running spaces will be available for £35 (down from £38). Register here now to avoid disappointment.

Alumni also have the option to run for free should they commit to raising £100 for Undergraduate Access Scholarships. Alumni will need to register for these here instead of paying through the e-store.

In addition all runners will receive a purple technical running t-shirt to be worn on the day (value of £19.99).

½ Marathon offer for all

For the first time ever, we will also be discounting ½ marathon places for all staff, student and alumni entries. These are available for £38.70 (down from £43) and will include a purple technical running t-shirt to be worn on the day (value of £19.99). Register here for your ½ marathon place by the 9th March.

Please note that all ½ marathon runners will have the opportunity to run together but there will not be a UoM only purple wave like there will for the 10k.

We will be supporting all runners through informative regular mailouts, hosting additional running groups and UoM specific 10k & ½ Marathon training plans.

For more information, please link to the Sport website and specifically the FAQs. Any other questions can be directed to the 10k email or follow @UoMPurpleWave on Twitter.

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