adidas Manchester Marathon to release Final Entries following unprecedented demand for entries

3rd January 2024

The adidas Manchester Marathon, one of Europe’s largest and famously friendly marathons, will release its Final Entries on Monday 8th January for the forthcoming 2024 event.

The opportunity to secure one of the final 10% of participant places will be offered to those who have previously registered interest via the adidas Manchester Marathon website.

Operating on a first come first served basis, those who have registered interest will receive an email containing a priority sign-up link. If they have opted in to receive a text message, they will also receive a sign-up link via SMS.

Early and General Entries for the event sold out in just 24 hours due to tremendous demand, with 30,000 participants expected to take on the 26.2-mile course on Sunday 14th April 2024. More than 125,000 spectators are expected to line the streets throughout Greater Manchester to offer support to participants as they go by.

Every participant who signs up to the adidas Manchester Marathon contributes to the Trafford Active Fund, with event organisers Human Race donating £1 of each entry directly to the scheme.  The Trafford Active fund offers local groups and organisations the chance to receive a special allocation of funding to build a long-lasting sport and physical activity legacy in Greater Manchester.

What’s more, as part of the eco-friendly Green Runner initiative, City of Trees has been appointed as the event’s official Green Runner charity. The initiative strives to improve the event’s sustainability credentials, reducing its overall environmental impact. Ultimately, the adidas Manchester Marathon aims to donate £5,000 to support the planting of trees across Greater Manchester.

Commenting, Chief Executive of adidas Manchester Marathon event organiser, Human Race, Andrew Smith, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming this year’s participants, from elite runners to those who never dreamed of taking part in a marathon before now. We just know that the iconic Mancunian atmosphere will make for a magical experience.

“Good luck to everyone who has signed up and see you all at the start line in April!”

 

For more information, please visit www.manchestermarathon.co.uk

For media enquiries please email: manchestermarathon@thephagroup.com

 

About the adidas Manchester Marathon:

The adidas Manchester Marathon is Europe’s fourth biggest marathon and one of the UK’s premier running events. Famous for its flat course and friendly atmosphere, the adidas Manchester is run by some of the world’s greatest elite runners, right through to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible. Many regular runners find this the ideal event to get a personal best time, whilst everybody finds the incredible Mancunian support throughout the course unforgettable.