Dogs Trust

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.

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 5 April 2020
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

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 £300, but we’re here to support you, every paw of the way.

Apply for a place today  

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