Manchester Half 2018 is sold out

All places in the 2018 Manchester Half on Sunday 14th October are now sold out, after an incredible 45% increase in entries on previous years. Fuelled by fantastic reviews from previous runners, and heightened excitement around the plans for this year, demand far exceeded the 14,000 capacity available. This secures the Manchester Half’s position as the fastest growing major event of its type in the UK.

Event Director Aimee Baker, who’s been working flat out to ensure everything goes like clockwork, said “I’m delighted that we will have record numbers joining us on Sunday 14th, and it seems the word has got out about how much people love this event. Although we’ll be welcoming large numbers, we have solid plans in place to make sure everything goes as smoothly as ever, and it has also opened up opportunities to offer our best on course entertainment yet. See you there!”

Still in its early stages, the plans to make Manchester Half one of the world’s most inclusive events are already bearing fruit, with a huge increase in wheelchair participants from just three in 2017 to 16 this year. A panel has been assembled to help advise on future plans, with the hope that they can shape priorities for the Manchester Half moving forward.

Those who won’t be taking part but would like to follow the action can follow the live coverage of the event on the Manchester Half website and Manchester Evening News Facebook page. This will include the opportunity to watch friends and family as they cross the finish, as well as keeping up with the elite athletes as they vie for the various titles.

Next up for the organising team will be the iconic ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, which has also seen a surge in popularity. Those who have conquered a half marathon and want to take the next step up have until Wednesday 17th October to secure an early entry.

Everybody involved in the Manchester Half would like to wish our participants the best of luck, and also thank in advance the hundreds of people who come together on event day to give up their time to make the event possible.