Manchester Marathon 2020

A Team Dogs Trust runner at the Manchester Marathon

Join Dogs Trust, and 20,000 runners at the UK's second biggest Marathon in Manchester!

The Manchester Marathon, one of the flattest, fastest, friendliest marathon routes in the UK returns in 2020. Run with Dogs Trust to have an amazing first marathon experience or to get a personal best time, whilst raising funds to help our furry friends.

Important Update – Due to current covid-19 crisis in the UK the 2020 Manchester Marathon has been postponed until the 11th October 2020. All participants that have already registered to run in April will be deferred to this new date.

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.

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.

Starting next to the world-famous Old Trafford football stadium, you will go past iconic landmarks such as Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields before finishing by the home of Lancashire Cricket Club.  With Mancunians cheering you along the way, it’s a fantastic Marathon experience that you will never forget.

Key details

Date: Sunday 11th October
Location: Start: White City Arch, M16 0SN
Distance: 26.2 miles
Age: Over 18 on event date
Registration fee: £30
Sponsorship target:   £300

Questions? Get in touch with the team:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0207 833 7705

Applying for a charity place

All Dogs Trust places have now been taken for the 2020 event. If you are interested in going on our reserve list, please email [email protected] and we’ll be in contact if a place comes available.

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 VIP tour of our Manchester Rehoming Centre
  • We provide a bright yellow Dogs Trust running vest to wear on the day – we’ll even print your name
  • A fundraising pack
  • Access to Dogs Trust promotional items, including a collection box, bandana 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.

Dog in Dogs Trust bandana with runner Apply for a charity place and join the team

Take part in this fantastic marathon with Dogs Trust.

Register now and start your journey to help achieve our mission of bringing about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life.

Apply for a place today  


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