Manchester Half Marathon

Why not take on a half marathon to help us make a difference to disadvantaged children across the UK?

Date: 15th October 2017

The Manchester Half Marathon offers a super fast, flat course with great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at Lancashire Cricket Club!

Apply for your free place now!
To apply for a free BBC Children in Need charity place just fill in the form below and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250. We only have a limited number of places to give away so be quick!

Already have your place? 
If you already have a place in the Manchester Half Marathon please fill in the form below and select that option to register with us. There's no minimum sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!

Join Team Pudsey!

By joining Team Pudsey you’ll not only receive some amazing Pudsey goodies but you'll also be sent a free t-shirt and sponsorship pack to get you started. We’ll also be there for you in the build-up to the big day with advice on fundraising as well as tips on training for your challenge.

To apply for your place, please start by confirming your age below

Terms and conditions

Application rules: (1) BBC Children in Need (“we”, “us”, “our”) has 5 free places to give away for Manchester Half Marathon on 15/10/17 (“the Event”); (2) Applications will be accepted from 5pm on 31/03/17.  We will review applications and award places every 2 weeks from the start date until all places have been allocated.  Unless all places have been allocated sooner, applications will finally close at 23:59pm on 01/08/17 (3) Places are awarded based on an applicant’s answers to questions that are marked on the application form as being used when assessing an application. (4) Applicants must be based in the UK and aged 17 or over.  Under 18’s must have parental consent. (5) To apply submit the relevant online application form on our website - by doing this you consent to us publishing your name and county if successful. Only one application per person is permitted. (6) Successful applicants will be emailed within 7 days of the closing date with a unique link to the Event’s website to register their free place direct with Xtra Mile Events. Failure to register within 14 days of receiving your unique link may result in the loss of the free place. (7) The Event is operated by Xtra Mile Events Ltd and is subject to their terms and conditions - see for more information. We are not responsible or liable for the Event in any way or for any acts or omissions of Xtra Mile Events or its website. (8) Applicants with disability or accessibility requirements must contact the Event organiser prior to submitting an application to assess the Event’s suitability. (9) Successful applicants must ensure that all sponsorship money received in connection with participation in the Event is paid to us within 3 months of the Event. (10) A free place is in no way exchangeable for cash or any other item and must not be resold. (11) No additional fees, costs, travel, hospitality or expenses are provided or payable by us.