Great Manchester 10k Purple Wave

The Great Manchester Run is the UK’s biggest 10k race, with more than 40,000 runners participating every year.

The deadline for registrations has now closed. If you are interested in taking part in 2018 please contact us to register your interest

Last year, over 1,000 University of Manchester staff and students ran in purple University t-shirts. This year, on Sunday, 28 May, we will create history and have our very own University Purple Wave of over 2,000 runners. And our alumni will be part of it.

Support scholarships, student support or research

By running for us, not only will you be part of a fantastic event with the University community, you’ll change lives too – not to mention the free purple t-shirt!

The money you raise could go towards scholarships for students from underprivileged backgrounds in Greater Manchester. You could run for Equity and Merit Scholarships for master’s students from the developing world. Or you could choose to support our world-leading research into areas such as cancer, dementia or climate change. Whatever area you run for, you will make a difference.

After you register

Please note that once you have signed up below you will be contacted by the Great Run Company around 6 to 8 weeks prior to the event with a prompt and a link to sign up for your run token. The email you receive from the Great Run Company will be your event entry so please keep an eye out on your inbox.

We will pass on the following details to the Great Run Company: name email address, special requirements. By registering for the Purple Wave, you are agreeing that we can do this. The details we forward will then become subject to the Great Run Company’s privacy policy, however you can remove yourself from their contact list at any time. You will not need to pay any further entry fees once you have paid £30 to register via the below form.