Manchester Half Marathon is proud to have HIGH5 as the official Nutrition Partner. HIGH5 is a UK company. For over 20 years our aim has been to create a complete product range using only the very best ingredients, without compromise. HIGH5 products do not contain ingredients from the list of WADA named banned substances. Combining our practical no-nonsense approach, rigorous testing by scientists in the lab and feedback from world-class athletes competing in the world’s toughest events, guarantees that you can rely on HIGH5 products to help you optimise your performance and enjoy your sport more. We know from personal experience how important it is to get your nutrition absolutely right and what it takes to make a great sports product that you can trust.

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On course hydration: 

On course there will be 5 water stations located at the following points:  See the on course hydration map here


At mile 5.5  and at mile 8.9 there will be HIGH5 Orange IsoGel.

The specifics of the IsoGel are as followed:


  • 23g of carbohydrate energy
  • Caffeine Free
  • More like a drink than a gel
  • Real juice flavours for a light refreshing taste
  • Race proven in the World’s toughest competitions
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans


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Finish Line: 

Once you finish running the Manchester Half Marathon, you will be given a celebratory pint of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei. The ERDINGER team will be on hand to reward every runner with a cold glass of liquid gold, the perfect way to recover and refuel. 



Recovery Bag:

Inside your recovery bag you will be given a ProtienSnack (Brazil, Goji, and Chia) recovery bar. 


Specifics of the recovery bar:


• 12g protein per bar
• Contains Goji Berries, Chia Seeds and Brazil Nuts
• Gluten and Lactose Free
• Vegetarian Society Approved
• Natural bar. No artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners

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Nutrition Plans

HIGH5 Half marathon race day nutrition guide can be found here:



HIGH5 Half Marathon Nutrition Guide:

HIGH5 Using gel on the run: