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Join Team Manchester Cares and test yourself with walks, runs, cycles, obstacles and so much more! 

Find new levels of greatness and make a huge difference to your neighbours across Manchester. What will you take on?


Take on our #remoterelay and run, wheel or walk 10k for your Manchester community!

Remote Relay

What is the Remote Relay? 

Between 3rd and 17th May 2021, a team of 14 challengers will run, wheel or walk 10km each, before then virtually passing the baton to the next challenger. Together, they will cover over 140 km to support our community and tackle isolation and loneliness. To find out more, see this step by step guide.

When: Any time between the 3rd and 17th May.

Where: Your 10k section can be completed anywhere you like, though we can provide some suggested routes, and you can choose to run, wheel or walk!

Minimum fundraising target: £100 per person

How do I sign up?

Sign up below, and we’ll send you your fundraising pack, with instructions, fundraising tips, and a printable baton template to get you ready for the big day. Plus, you’ll get an Manchester Cares t-shirt! 

You can either join our Manchester Cares’ team or form your own team, it’s up to you.

How do I take part?

On the day, take on your challenge, then send us a video virtually "passing the baton" onto the next relayer, just like in our video above!


Peak District Ultra Challenge

Enjoy a challenge in the amazing Peak District. You can walk, jog or run for 25km, 50km, or 100km! 

  • When: 3rd-4th July 2021 
  • Registration and fundraising targets: 
    • 100K Full Challenge: £15 registration, £595 fundraising target
    • 50K Half Challenge: £10 registration, £395 fundraising target
    • 25K Quarter Challenge: £5 registration, £245 fundraising target
  • For more info: Peak District Challenge - Ultra Challenges
Tour De Manc

Tour De Manc

A truly Mancunian cycling challenge! The Full Manc is just over 103 miles long, tours all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester in an anti-clockwise direction and has around 8700 ft. of climbing to test yourselves on. You can also sign up for the 100km Half Manc or the 200km Mad Manc. 

  • When: 5th September 2021
  • Registration: £38
  • Minimum Fundraising Target: £300 
  • For more info: Home - Tour De Manc
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Great Manchester Run

The Great Manchester Run is one of the city's most iconic races. 

Starting in the heart of the city, runners soak up the buzzing atmosphere and booming Manc anthems all the way to the finish line on Deansgate.

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Manchester Marathon

The Manchester Marathon is one of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route.

They pride themselves on welcoming all to take on their 26.2 mile challenge, from some of the world’s greatest elite runners, to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible. Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable.

We have only 5 places available, so don't miss out and sign up today!


You can fundraise for use in multiple local events throughout the year. 

Head over to Run for Charity and browse through the available events. You can join the Heaton Park (virtual, 10k or 5k runs), Tatton Park marathon, Run Media City, and many more!

Given the uncertainty of current times, you can also find virtual challenge events available, like the upcoming Virtual Easter Run this 4th April 2021!


Alternatively, if you're already signed up to a challenge, please consider fundraising in aid of Manchester Cares. 

Let Isabel know and she can help you reach your fundraising goal!

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