Great Manchester Run Half Marathon

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

Date: 20th May 2018

Manchester's newest half marathon will take runners of all abilities on a 13.1 mile tour of the city. The route passes by two of the UK's most iconic football grounds, the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, as well as the Imperial War Museum and Albert Square.

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 Simplyhealth Great 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 25 free places to give away for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run Half Marathon (“the Event”); (2) Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis from 6pm on 15/11/17 and places will be awarded  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 31/01/18(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) We will aim to contact applicants within 48 hours of their application if you have been successful. We will then follow up with an email with a unique link to the Event’s website for you to register your free place direct with Nova International Ltd. Failure to register within 7 days of receiving your unique link may result in the loss of the free place. We will not contact unsuccessful applicants. (7) The Event is operated by Nova International 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 Nova International Ltd 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.