Elite Athletes

Elite Athletes

The Manchester Half Marathon would like to invite elite runners to take part free of charge. The course is a very flat course with only 41m of gain along the whole course and a 2mile+ finish straight you a fantastic opportunity to get a very fast time.

We would like to hear from runners who have achieved the following times in 2017/18, evidence will be required to gain free entry:

2016/17 Half Marathon under 1:09:00 for men & 1:19:00 for women

2016/17 Marathon time under 2:30:00 for men & under 2:50:00 for women

2016/17 10k time under 31:00 for men & 36:30 for women

2016/17 10mile time under 51:00 for men & 61:00 for women

Please email us to enquire about gaining your elite entry place.

The course has been officially measured and we are hoping that it will produce some very fast times.

Presentation and Prizes

To encourage more UK and Irish runners, we have made the prizes only available to UK and Ireland registered runners. All prize winners must show a valid UK or Irish passport to be eligible for a cash prize. Prizes for elites will be awarded on gun time. All other prizes will be awarded on chip time.
The presentations for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will take place at approximately 11.00pm in the Race Village.

Prizes are as follows for both male and female (top 10 placed runners will not be awarded age group prizes as well):

1st Prize £2000 cash
2nd Prize £1000 cash
3rd Prize £750 cash
4th Prize £300 cash
5th Prize £250 cash
6th Prize £150 cash
7th Prize £140 cash
8th Prize £130 cash
9th Prize £120 cash
10th Prize £110 cash

Time Bonuses

To encourage the best UK based runners to come to run at the Manchester half Marathon, we are offering time bonuses. With such a fast course, we would love to see these bonuses claimed. To be eligible, runners must hold a valid UK or Irish passport.

MEN                            WOMEN
Under 65:00 (mm:ss)       Under 73:30 (mm:ss)    £500 for all who achieve this
Under 63:45 (mm:ss)       Under 71:30 (mm:ss)    £2000 only one bonus per gender
Under 61:30 (mm:ss)       Under 70:00 (mm:ss)   £5,000 only one bonus per gender

NB Time bonuses are not cumulative but are in addition to the cash prize fund.

Age group prizes (TBC) will be awarded as follows and posted out after the race (only 1 prize is available per person and these prizes will not be awarded if a runner has finished in top 10 overall):
Male                    Female
Senior                Senior
Vet 35                  Vet 35
Vet 40                  Vet 40
Vet 45                  Vet 45
Vet 50                  Vet 50
Vet 55                  Vet 55
Vet 60                  Vet 60
Vet 65                  Vet 65
Vet 70                  Vet 70

Team Prize

A team prize will be awarded to the top 3 male and female teams made up of the top 3 runners’ cumulative times from a UKA affiliated club. Runners must have stated their club affiliation on the entry form before the race (retrospective nominations will not be accepted) and the runners’ membership status will be checked with the club secretary before prizes are sent out.

Prizes will be awarded as follows for both male and female teams:
1st team – £600 per team
2nd team – £300 per team
3rd team – £150 per team

Please email us to enquire about gaining your elite entry place.