ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2016

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford takes place on Sunday 10th April 2016, and registration to the UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon is open.

The 2016 race will be the 40th anniversary race of the Manchester Marathon, and the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is your best race option if you are a first time marathoner, want a new PB or seek a qualifying time next spring. Add in great entertainment around the superfast course, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish, and you will see why the race was voted the UK’s “Best Marathon” for the 2nd consecutive year by runners at The Running Awards in association with everydayhero. It also won the “Most Improved Race” at the Runner’s World Personal Best Awards in 2014.

With only 54m elevation gain the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is flatter than Berlin, Paris, New York, Chicago and Hamburg, and it produces fast times: the top 4 men all broke the magical 2:20 barrier in both 2014 and 2015, and a huge number of runners set new PBs or broke their target times. A large proportion of the fastest 2015 British marathon times were also run in Manchester.

The British-only prize fund and the time bonuses are another huge incentive and attract a top quality British field to race in Greater Manchester year after year. For 2016 the prize fund has been increased to £12,000 and a new team prize has been introduced.

Cancer Research UK, The Christie charity and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity are the Official Charities for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2016.

Early bird places are available until 31st October. All finishers receive a medal, goody bag and ASICS technical t-shirt.

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