Dogs Trust

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Great Manchester Run 10K and Half

Great Manchester Run pic

Open to runners of all abilities, the event takes place in the heart and soul of Manchester.

VIP tour of our Manchester Rehoming Centre for the team

Our 2020 Manchester running team will be invited to a special behind the scenes tour of our Manchester Rehoming Centre - a chance to see how your fundraising directly helps local dogs in our care, as well as a light training run and fundraising tips and advice.


Important Update – Due to the current covid-19 crisis in the UK, the 2020 Great Manchester Run and Half Marathon has been postponed until Sunday 6th September 2020. All participants that have already registered to run in May will be deferred to the new date.

Please note the registration deadline for this event is now 24th August for the Half Marathon event and 31st August for the 10k event. If you would like to speak to the Events Team about this, please do not hesitate to email [email protected] or call us on 020 7883 7645.


Key details for the 10K

Date: Sunday 6th September 2020
Location: Manchester
Distance: 10k
Age: 15 or over
Registration fee: £20
Sponsorship target:   £150
Registration deadline:   31st August 2020

Key details for the Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 6th September 2020
Location: Manchester
Distance: Half marathon
Age: 17 or over
Registration fee: £20
Sponsorship target:   £300
Registration deadline:   24th August 2020

How to apply for a guaranteed charity place

Get a charity place by clicking on the link below. We ask all participants to raise a minimum of £150 or £300 for the Half Marathon, but we’re here to support you, every paw of the way.

Apply for a charity place in the 10k  

Apply for a charity place in the Half  


Want to join our team in 2020 with your own place?

Got a place already? If you already have a place through the organisers, please complete the form below.

Request your fundraising pack today  


What do you get from Dogs Trust?

By taking part with Dogs Trust, we will support you every paw of the way:

  • A VIP tour of our Manchester Rehoming Centre
  • A personalised t-shirt or running vest
  • A fundraising pack
  • Access to Dogs Trust promotional items, including a collection box, banner and stickers
  • Support from Dogs Trust for the event and to support your fundraising efforts.

How will your sponsorship help?

Your valued donations go a long way to look after the dogs at Dogs Trust. Here are some figures to give you an idea of how your sponsorship from this event can help the dogs in our care.

£10 could provide a new training lead for one of our canine residents.

£20 could provide a comfy dog bed for one of our canine residents.

£35.80 could pay for the cost of looking after a dog for a day at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

Raise the £150 sponsorship target for this event, and this could help to reduce the number of stray dogs in the community and those facing being put to sleep by running a Dog School training class in your area.

Raise the £300 sponsorship target for this event, and you could provide a week’s care for one of our canine residents, including vet care and a comfy bed.

Take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge

If you’re looking for a lockdown challenge, the 2.6 Challenge could be just the thing to help boost your fundraising. Help us continue to care for our four legged friends by joining our Pawesome Team and raise vital funds using the numbers 2 & 6... however you want!

How to get involved