Manchester Marathon


Event Type:Running


Distance:26.2 miles

Registration fee:£25

Minimum sponsorship:£400

Event date:14th Apr 2024

Run the Manchester Marathon as part of our #WishHero team and make a wish come true for a critically ill child.

About the Event

The Manchester Marathon welcomes all to take on their 26.2 mile challenge, from superb elite runners, to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible. Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a PB, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable. Why not take part in this epic event as part of our #WishHero team?

Our Charity Places for 2024 are now sold out, but you can register your interest for 2025!

Register Your Interest for 2025!

Registration Options

Charity Places for the 2024 Manchester Marathon are now sold out. Why not register your interest for 2025 here?

Have your own place in the race? Register your fundraising here, set your own target and be a 2024 #WishHero.

How we'll support you

  • A free #WishHero running top and fundraising pack
  • Access to our online training hub and app
  • Regular support emails, key information and fundraising tips
  • Any fundraising materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help

Why run for us in the Manchester Marathon?

By supporting Make-A-Wish UK and becoming a #WishHero in the Manchester Marathon 2024, you'll be transforming lives for children like Isla, from Salford. Isla wished 'to be a Youtuber' - her wish was made possible because of #WishHeroes like you.

Isla's wish

6 years old


"I wish to be a YouTuber"

Read about Isla's wish

"It spurred Isla on... made us refocus on thinking positively... I don’t think people realise how much thinking about that wish gets them through the treatment."

Jill, Isla's mum