Organisers of Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon are giving runners the chance to run at their popular autumn race for the rock bottom price of just £1. 25 lucky runners, selected via a draw held on the first of July, August and September, will be the lucky recipients of this seriously discounted registration price.
Since launching in 2016 the Wiggle Manchester Half is the best attended race of its type in the region with over 16,000 people expected to compete in this year’s event, scheduled for Sunday 13 October.
And the stats reveal that Manchester Half Marathon is the place to set a fast time: in 2017, 86% of the top 50 runners recorded a PB or SB, while 50% of the top 250 recorded a PB.
It’s known, too, as a friendly and diverse run, and organisers announced last year that they plan to go further and make it the most inclusive running event in the UK. This includes ambitions to ensure that the event reflects the range of backgrounds and cultures that make up all of Manchester and the surrounding areas, and breaks down the barriers that stop many from joining in.
These £1 places are just one of the initiatives planned to help the event meet its goals, supported by an inclusivity panel who help shape the future priorities and direction of the event. Sarah Berry, who is event director of Wiggle Manchester Half and Manchester Marathon, said: “Everybody is welcome at the Wiggle Manchester Half, and while the feedback we receive is that the event already offers excellent value, we’d hate for anybody to miss out because of the entry fee.”
Sarah continued: “We hope this initiative will encourage more people than ever to get running. So there’s no excuses, get entering to join 16,000 others in taking over Greater Manchester this October, and help get your body and mind fit in the process.”
It's free to enter the £1 lottery for the Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon and you can do so here.