Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

Manchester Half Marathon 2020

Manchester Half Marathon

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

It’s an event that aims to truly represent all the wonderful people of Manchester and celebrate our achievements.

Since its launch in 2016 it has received rave reviews from participants, thanks to its professional delivery, flat route and amazing support from crowds around the course.

Key details

Date: 11 October 2020
Location: Old Trafford Football Stadium, Manchester
Distance: Half marathon (13.1 miles)
Age: Over 17 on event date
Registration fee: £30
Sponsorship target:   £300
Registration deadline:  

30 September 2020, or until our limited places are filled.

Questions? Get in touch with the team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0207 833 7705

Apply for a charity place today!

To sign up for a Dogs Trust charity place, please click the register now button below.

  Register now   

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 a 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 personalised t-shirt or running vest
  • A fundraising pack
  • Access to Dogs Trust promotional items, including a collection box, banner and stickers
  • Fundraising support from the Community Fundraising Team

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 £100 sponsorship 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 £400 sponsorship for this event, and you could help us neuter three dogs helping prevent unwanted puppies.


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