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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?

April 2020

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Greater 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.

When: 5th April
Registration: N/A
Minimum Fundraising Target: £300
For more info: https://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com/event-info/about-event/


May 2020

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: 3rd of May
Registration: £15
Minimum Fundraising Target: £250 
For more info: https://www.tourdemanc.co.uk/


May 2020

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Great Manchester Run

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

The 10k or half marathon course goes right through the city centre, weaving through landmarks between Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium. With fantastic support in the form of drum bands, DJs and choirs, you're bound to have a fun run! 

When: Sunday 24th May 
Registration: £15
Minimum Fundraising Target: £175 for the 10k, £250 for the half marathon
For more info: https://www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run


June 2020

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Salford Quays Rough Runner

Where Gladiators meets Total Wipeout, Ninja Warrior and Takeshi’s Castle! Choose between a 2.5k or 5k run and challenge yourself with 20 epic, unique obstacles all inspired TV game show favourites. 

When: Saturday 20th of June or Sunday 21st June
Registration: £15
Minimum Fundraising Target: £175
For more info: https://roughrunner.com/salford-quays/


July 2020

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City Of Manchester 10K

The 2020 City of Manchester 10K run brought starts and finishes at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium. Challenge yourself this summer and get cheered on by hundreds of supporters!

When: Sunday 5th July 
Registration: £15
Minimum Fundraising Target: £175 

or more info: https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/manchester-10k/ 


September 2020


City of Salford 10k

Starting at Media City UK, take on one of the country's fastest growing 10k runs for Manchester Cares! 

When: Sunday 6th September
Registration: £15
Minimum Fundraising Target: £175 

For more info: https://roughrunner.com/salford-quays/


October 2020

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Manchester Half Marathon

The Tommy’s Manchester Half is a 13.1 mile challenge that takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 15,000 runners.

When: Sunday 11th October
Registration: £15
Minimum Fundraising Target: £250

For more info: https://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/home/


Other challenges!

Bungee Jump

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Fancy taking on this exhilarating challenge? Set up in Salford Watersports Centre, you can take in breathtaking views at 160ft – and then literally have your breath taken away as you take your leap! 

If you'd like to know more get in touch with Rob.

When: There is at least one jump most months, check the website below for details.
Registration: £49 for single or £98 tandem (payable direct to UK Bungee) 
Minimum Fundraising Target: £150
For more info: http://www.ukbungee.co.uk/bookjump/

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Sky Dive

Taking place in Cockerham (Lancashire) you can enjoy the ultimate thrill – jumping out a plane and parachuting through the clouds to the ground below! Dates are subject to availability, but if you're interested then get in touch with Rob for more details.

When: TBC
Registration: £30 deposit, then £205 payable on the day
Minimum Fundraising Target: £200


If none of those events tickle your fancy, then why not look at a whole heap of challenge events? 

Head to Run for Charity for races of every distance right across the U.K; Cycle for Charity for a plethora of two-wheeled adventures or Sport for Charity for bungee jumps, sky dives and treks.

You'll be stuck for choice!

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

Let Rob know your ambitions and he can help you reach your fundraising goal.

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