Great Manchester Run 2021

Great Manchester Run 2021

Marathon

Location
Great Manchester Run
Date
Sunday 26 September 2021 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Trafford, Etihad Campus and Manchester City Centre.

Other local areas may also be impacted.

Industrial action on Metrolink has been announced for Sunday 26 September. Further information on this and the travel options available will be added to the page in due course. Please check back later in the week for more information.

Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets on Sunday 26 September with the half marathon and 10k events (8.30am start time).

With entertainment zones that celebrate local character and culture at every kilometre, some of the best (and loudest!) crowd support anywhere in the world, and all the action televised live on the BBC, this is an event day experience like no other.

This page will highlight your travel options whether you're in the race or going to watch.

You can keep up to date with the latest information on the day by following @OfficialTfGM and @MCRMetrolink on Twitter.

Driving

Roads in Trafford, Etihad Campus and Manchester City Centre will be temporarily closed to traffic as they become part of the course.

Roads will be closed and reopened at different times during the day, with the earliest and latest closures from 4am up until 11pm.

The closures will mean all traffic will need to use alternative routes and there could be congestion on these roads, especially roads near the marathon route.

Bus

A number of bus services will be diverted throughout the day due to the road closures in place for the event.

If you are planning on catching the bus at any point during the day please remember to allow more time for your journey services are likely to be affected by the additional traffic on the roads.

The following bus services will be diverted: 15, 18, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 50, 85, 86, 101, 102, 103, 111, 142, 143, 197, 216, 219, 230, 231, 250, 255, 256, 263, V1, V2, X41, X43, X50, x57, free bus 1 and free bus 2

You can find out what bus service suits you on our bus timetable page.

If you are considering catching a bus, follow the bus operators on Twitter for the latest service updates:

Metrolink

As referenced above, industrial action on Metrolink has been announced for Sunday 26 September. Further information on this and the travel options available will be added to the page in due course. Please check back later in the week for more information.

Rail

Manchester is well served by rail with Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate-Castlefield and Manchester Piccadilly all within a short walk of the city centre.

Please remember to plan your journey in advance of the date by checking on the National Rail Website.

In addition, you can keep up to date with the latest rail information by following them on twitter at @NationalRailEnq.

Walking

If you are intending to travel at any point during the event around the affected area, active travel options may provide a better alternative to public transport.

Consider walking or cycling whilst making shorter trips as it may be quicker.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey for the event.