Para Athletes

We welcome all Para-Athletes, including elite racing wheelchairs, assisted and unassisted day wheelchairs and racerunners to take part in the Manchester Half. All athletes must complete the race within the 6hrs 30 minute cut off time. Please note, we do not currently allow hand-cycles to enter our running races.

We have a Disabled Athletes Access Point at the start area, to allow easier access for disabled athletes to enter the race.

Elite Wheelchair Athletes

If you are interested in competing in the Elite Wheelchair Race please click here for further information.

Day Wheelchair Athletes

Disabled athletes using day wheelchairs, race runners or assisted wheelchairs will be filtered into the front of their wave from the Disabled Athletes Access point. You will be filtered into the appropriate wave for your estimated finish time. You will access your wave via the ‘Disabled Athletes Access Point’ which is located at the side of the start pens. There will be dedicated accessibility volunteers from Activity Alliance to assist you. All specific access info will be emailed to you prior to the event.


If running with a guide/assistant, please let us know and we can issue you with one free place.

Other Disabled Athletes

You can go straight to your allocated start pen as usual; based on your expected finish time / coloured bib.

Alternatively, you are welcome to use the Disabled Athletes Access Point, the designated holding area based at the start, allowing you to be conveniently filtered into your allocated start time nearer the front.

For all Para-Athlete enquiries, please get in touch with us on


What is the Disabled Athletes Access Point?

We have a designated holding area at the side of the Start area with an accessible toilet facility for disabled athletes to wait for the event to start. All disabled athletes are welcome to use this designated holding area. If you wish to use the designated holding area please inform us in advance.

Can I be escorted to the Disabled Athletes Access Point, designated holding area?

If you would like to be escorted to the designated holding area near the start, please contact us for more details.

Where is the Disabled Car Parking?

If you require disabled car parking, please get in touch.