ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is set to take place in Trafford for the 7th year running.
The ASICS marathon takes place on Sunday 2 April 2017. Those taking part will run throughout the Trafford area. The race begins at White City Way on the A56, with the route taking runners to areas including Sale.
The route will also take runners to Trafford Quays, Timperley, Altrincham, Urmston and Stretford. Many will set out with the intention of beating their personal best or making a qualifying time.
It is expected that the marathon will be a thrilling and enjoyable sporting event. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day and the crowd support is expected to be incredible – as it always is.
ASICS marathons are known for being the flattest, fastest and friendliest of marathons. This year’s marathon will be bigger and better.
Athletes of all running abilities will be participating in the event. A total of 15,000 runners will be taking part in the ‘superfast course’. Runner, Dr Ron Hill and ASICS ambassador, Mara Yamauchi will be the official starters at the marathon.
The marathon is also a favourite amongst charities fundraisers. Many will be running to raise money for charities such as Alzheimer’s Society, Cancer Research UK and Save the Children.
The Christie Charity and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity are the race’s charity partners.
In addition to the marathon, a 2 leg half-half relay and 4 leg team relay will also take place. A wheelchair race ensures that the event is inclusive.
Marathon racers will cross the finish line at the Emirates Old Trafford, receiving a medal and an ASICS t-shirt. The Emirates will be open to athletes on the day between 7am and 4pm.
The event’s organisers are award-winning. ASICS Greater Manchester Run won Best Marathon at the 2014 and 2015 Running awards.
Members of the local community expect that this year’s marathon will be another great experience.