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  • Show your support for brain tumour support
    at the Great Manchester Run

    Great Manchester Run - take part for brain tumour support
    There are over 55,000 people living in the UK battling a brain tumour. You can help us to help these people by taking part in the 2014 Great Manchester Run - reputedly the nation's biggest and best 10k race.

    The nation's favourite 10k running event, the Bupa Great Manchester Run, has seen over a quarter of a million enthusiastic runners pound the streets of Manchester since its first staging in 2003. And now you can take part with team brainstrust, for UK brain tumour patients and carers.

    Great Manchester Run for brain tumour help and support with team brainstrust

    First held in May 2003, the run was created as a legacy event following the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The Bupa Great Manchester Run has since grown into a weekend festival of sport, including mini and junior events and the Great CityGames – a unique elite event that consistently brings together some of the world's top sprinters on a purpose built track in the heart of the city centre.


    In recent years, tens of thousands of spectators and a live TV audience have witnessed the world’s greatest distance runner Haile Gebrselassie win the Bupa Great Manchester Run on an unprecedented five occasions, with Britain’s Jo Pavey winning the women's event twice.

    The Great Manchester Run - the course

    The Bupa Great Manchester Run is staged over a course of 10km, which has been officially measured and certified.


    The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street while the finish line is on Deansgate.

    Great Manchester Run for brain tumour help and support

    There is an Aqua-Pura water station on the course just before the 5km marker, just past Old Trafford. Other facilities for runners include the “run-through" shower just before the end of Trafford Wharf Road at around the 6.5km point.


    In addition, there will be several Bands on the Run positions throughout the course to ensure runners received that all-important musical boost at regular intervals.

    You can see the Great Manchester Run course below, or download a higher resolution version from the event's official site, here.

    Great Manchester Run - the course

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