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Category: Runs, Marathons

Into its fourth decade, the Manchester Marathon prides itself on being one of friendliest marathons out there. 

It's perfect if you're looking to achieve a PB, with only 55m elevation gain, or if you're taking on your very first marathon.

The Teenage Cancer Trust team will be supporting you every step of the way and will offer training tips and a FREE Teenage Cancer Trust t-shirt for all who sign up! 

Be a part of the action and secure your place in one of the UK’s best marathons.

Sign up today!

I need a place

Standard charity places cost £30 and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £350 to help young people with cancer.

You can register online today and we'll send you a welcome pack and free Teenage Cancer Trust running top!

By signing up to the 2021 Manchester Marathon with a  charity place, should the event be cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will endeavour to do all we can to transfer your place to the following year.



I already have a place

You've already got a place through the organisers?

Brilliant! You can help young people with cancer by joining our team.

Simply register your fundraising and set your own fundraising target. 

Once you've registered, we'll send you a welcome pack and free running top to get you started!

5 reasons to run with us

We could go on all day about why you should join our team, but that would be boring so we’ll keep it short. Here are our top 5 reasons:

  1. You’ll help young people with cancer.
  2. You’ll receive an exclusive Teenage Cancer Trust running top.
  3. You’ll have free access to our incredible training zone.
  4. You’ll get all the fundraising help you need to reach your goal.
  5. You can talk to us. We’re here to support you.


Got a question about running Greater Manchester Marathon with us?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions.

How you can help young people

£30 could pay for an hour of care from a Teenage Cancer Trust nurse, who will understand the challenges of dealing with cancer as a young person and specialise in the best treatment for the cancers that affect this age group.


£50 could buy a round of pizzas for a young person and their friends, which might just be the first thing that tempts a young person out of bed after a gruelling round of chemo.


£100 could pay for 5 hours of time from one of our Multi-Disciplinary Team Co-ordinators, so they can build links with NHS staff, find our about every young cancer patient and arrange the right support.


£200 could pay for one of our  Youth Support Co-ordinators  to give a group of young people a night out at the cinema or bowling – a world away from treatments and appointments.


£500 could pay for a young person to make a film to express their feelings and help family and friends understand what they’re going through.

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