Travel Information

Please note: the below may be subject to change so please check back on this page regularly.

The venue address is: Lancashire Cricket Club, Talbot Rd, Manchester M16 0PX, United Kingdom. We recommend using the Journey Planner to arrange your travel.

Click here to view a Google interactive map for Old Trafford, Stretford and Trafford. The venue is located next to the Old Trafford Metrolink stop.



Metrolink is the easiest way for all runners to get to race, there are number of cost effective ticket options for both runners and spectators. The closest Metrolink stops to the Athletes Village, Race Village and Start Area are Old Trafford (Altrincham line), Trafford Bar (Altrincham and Didsbury lines) and Exchange Quay (Eccles and MediaCityUK lines). All three stops are less than a 10-minute walk from the Athletes Village, Race Village and Start Area with the Old Trafford stop being adjacent to Lancashire Cricket Club.

There will be signs marking the routes from each of these stops and marshals to guide you too. Weekend Metrolink Travelcards are available to all adults for only £6.60 for travel from 6.00pm Friday evening to end-of-service on Sunday evening. These can be purchased from the ticket machines located on all tram stops or on the Get Me There app – this is an ideal option for all runners especially those staying in Manchester for the weekend.

Weekend family tickets are also available for only £9.20 and offer unlimited travel on all Metrolink tram services for groups of up to two adults and three children. Valid after 6pm on Friday until the end of service on Sunday, these tickets offer your family a great opportunity to use Metrolink to watch the race at various points along the course and make the most of a weekend in the city.

Metrolink operates a frequent service on all lines so catching the tram couldn’t be easier, trams will be busy on the day so please follow staff instructions and allow plenty of time to reach the start line. Don’t forget you must purchase a ticket before you board a tram.

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Rail services

If you are travelling to the event from outside Manchester rail services operate to both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria stations. Both stations have Metrolink connections so you can quickly hop on a tram to continue your journey. Combined rail/tram tickets are available to make your journey even easier, more info click here.

The Old Trafford Metrolink stop is conveniently located outside the Athletes Village at Lancashire Cricket Club.



If you are driving to the Manchester Half, please note there is no official event parking, and no car parks will be open at either Manchester United FC, Lancashire Cricket Club or the immediate surrounding areas. We strongly advise all participants to take public transport, however if driving is unavoidable, the best location to park would be Salford Quays which is roughly a 30 minute walk to the start. Please leave additional time as routes are likely to be very busy, and road closures will be in place.

Park and Ride

There are a range of Metrolink Park and Ride car parks located around the Greater Manchester network, it’s easy to park up and hop on the tram for a hassle-free journey to the event. Parking at tram stops is free for all Metrolink customers. Park and Ride provides a cost-effective travel option and avoids the event day traffic.

Click here for further details on Metrolink Park and Ride.

There are many cheering and supporting points around the course and some of these are located conveniently close to Metrolink stops. Further information is available here.


Manchester International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the area. By car, join the M56 motorway at the airport exit (junction 5) and then follow the directions ‘From The South’ shown above.

There are direct train services to Manchester City Centre and also a Metrolink Service that runs to the Trafford Bar stop. This Metrolink service takes approximately 40 minutes and Trafford Bar is a 10 minute walk from the Event Village.