Race of the week: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2017

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon takes place in Trafford on Sunday 2nd April 2017 and places for the UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon are being snapped up quickly.

The 2017 race will be the 41st edition of the Manchester Marathon and there are plenty of reasons why it has enjoyed such long success among runners of all ages and abilities, including its immense history.

Whether you are a club runner, first time marathoner, charity fundraiser or elite athlete, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is your number one chance to smash your PB or to gain a qualifying time on its superfast course.

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is flatter than Berlin, Paris, New York, Chicago and Hamburg, helping many runners to break their target times and set new PBs. As you clock your time you’ll be treated to great entertainment, outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish.

The course has been measured to international IAAF standards with runners setting off from the Trafford Arch on the A56 and finishing outside Emirates Old Trafford.

Each year the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon attracts a top quality British field thanks to its British-only prize fund and generous time bonuses. For 2017 the prize fund is £12,000, age group prizes are up for grabs and team prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female teams from a UKA affiliated club. Now’s the time to get your running club involved and start working towards April!

Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children, the Christie charity and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity are the Official Charities for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2017.

Entries for individual runners as well as the Half/Half and 4 Leg Team Relays are open now and places are selling fast. All finishers receive a medal, goody bag and ASICS technical T-shirt.

Smash your PB next April by securing your place at www.greatermanchestermarathon.com.

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