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Manchester Marathon

  • When Apr 8th 2018
  • Where Manchester
  • Time 09:00
  • Price £155

Have you missed out on a Virgin Money London Marathon place for 2018? Or would you like to run the UK's flattest and fastest marathon if the answer is yes - sign up today for Asics Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday 8th April 2018.

The Children's Centre has up to 11 places available for runners willing to raise funds for our charitable projects which help families and children across the Island. Asics Greater Manchester Marathon starts and finishes near to Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium with a spectacular final stretch along Sir Matt Busby Way. This fantastic, friendly marathon has once again been awarded the title of The UK's Best Marathon 2014 & 2015 at the annual running awards. 

A field of over 10,000, ranging from charity fundraisers to elite athletes, took part in this year's event. By raising funds for The Children's Centre runners will get the very best advice and support, and a comprehensive, hassle free package which leaves runners to just concentrate on running on the big day. 

The Children's Centre package includes travel, marathon entry fee, accommodation and costs just £155, including a commitment to raise a minimum of £300 in sponsorship. Runners will take the morning ferry on Saturday April 7th from Douglas to Liverpool and be driven to Manchester where they will stay in a hotel overnight. The race starts at 9am on the following day. After the race, they will return to Liverpool by minibus to catch the evening ferry.

To book your place with The Children's Centre click on the entry form here or email LisaMotley@thechildrenscentre.org.im or phone 676076.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week