10K Purple Wave & ½ Marathon

All students, staff and alumni are invited to be part of the biggest University wave in the country through the iconic Purple Wave.

On the 19th May 2019 we will once again be having our very own University of Manchester starting wave in the Great Manchester Run and this year we are hoping to inspire more runners than ever before, tracking our distance travelled in a Purple Wave journey through various global locations to our International Centre in Singapore! We are encouraging any level of runner or walker to join us. Whether you are motivated to raise money for a cause close to your heart, get fit, lose weight, meet new people, de-stress, achieve a new personal best distance or time – the Purple Wave is the University community event to help you do this.

For the second year, those who want to take their next step or challenge will also have the opportunity to run or walk with the University in the ½ marathon with other students, staff and alumni.

Date: Sunday 19th May 2019
Time: TBC – approximately 14:00 for the 10K and 09:15 for the ½ marathon
Venue: Meet at the Renold Building ahead of the events with the start line on Portland Street

Entries to the run are discounted for students, staff and alumni (down from £38 for the 10K and £45 for the ½ marathon) and also include the iconic purple technical running top to be worn on the day of the events (value £19.99). Discounted places are limited, so once these are sold out we will revert to the standard entry price – be sure to get your discounted entry early to avoid disappointment. Please note that once your payment is accepted, your fee is not refundable unless supported by a doctor’s note.

To encourage people to raise money for the University’s charitable causes we are offering free Purple Wave registration for people who would like to fundraise for scholarships or research at The University of Manchester by running the 10K or ½ marathon for sponsorship.

Please note that by registering here for the Purple Wave, you will receive an event token from The Great Run Company directly four to six weeks ahead of the events. This token will need to be redeemed in order for you to receive your event pack and join the events on the day.

Please ensure that the registrant details provided are those of the runner if different to the bill payer.

Please select your race options below

Race type:

Participant type:

Free entry offer: Are you participating in the Purple Wave to raise money for scholarships and research at the University?

By accepting this free Purple Wave registration you commit to raising at least £50 for The University of Manchester's charitable cause that you have chosen below.

You can find out more about the charitable causes here:

By choosing this option you are also confirming that you have read and accept the conditions below.

The University of Manchester will be liable for the full cost of your Purple Wave registration only if you fundraise successfully and participate in your chosen event on the 19th May 2019.

If you have successfully begun fundraising towards your £50 minimum target for The University of Manchester Purple Wave 2019 campaign on JustGiving by 05/04/2019 then you will receive your race pack (including your race number and purple shirt) from The Great Run Company. If this condition has not been met then you will be obligated to pay the full cost of your Purple Wave registration in order to receive your race pack and participate in the event on 19th May 2019. The university charitable cause you chose to fundraise for will suffer if you do not meet these obligations.

By accepting this free Purple Wave registration you commit to raising at least £100 for The University of Manchester's charitable cause that you have chosen below.

You can find out more about the charitable causes here:

By choosing this option you are also confirming that you have read and accept the conditions below.

The University of Manchester will be liable for the full cost of your Purple Wave registration only if you fundraise successfully and participate in your chosen event on the 19th May 2019.

If you have successfully begun fundraising towards your £100 minimum target for The University of Manchester Purple Wave 2019 campaign on JustGiving by 05/04/2019 then you will receive your race pack (including your race number and purple shirt) from The Great Run Company. If this condition has not been met then you will be obligated to pay the full cost of your Purple Wave registration in order to receive your race pack and participate in the event on 19th May 2019. The university charitable cause you chose to fundraise for will suffer if you do not meet these obligations.


How we use your information

By registering to take part in The University of Manchester Purple Wave you consent to us sharing your name and email address with The Great Run Company. The Great Run Company will need to contact you with information about your participation in the event, and to request further details which are required to complete your registration. Their Privacy Notice is here. The University of Manchester Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) processes personal information in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation. Our Privacy Notice is available here and further information about data protection at the University is available here. Please tell us how you want to hear from the DDAR by contacting us on alumni@manchester.ac.uk.