Coronavirus: information and updates

Manchester Marathon

Event details

  • Sunday 5 April 2020
  • Manchester
  • 26.2 miles

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I already have my own place

Due to ongoing COVID-19 developments, the Manchester Marathon will not go ahead on Sunday 5 April 2020. The race organisers are currently working with local authorities to try and secure an alternative date. Further information and the full statement can be found on the event organiser’s website.

We are currently working alongside the Manchester Marathon to understand the implications for #TeamScope and we’ll be in touch with everyone as soon as we find out more information. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch with us at or call 020 7619 7270

Scope charity places are sold out

Our charity places for the 2020 event have now sold out, but if you have your own place in the event, you can still support Scope! You'll get all the same benefits, just without the minimum sponsorship pledge. We just ask you to raise what you can.

Register to support Scope with your own place.

About the event

It's the flattest, fastest and friendliest UK marathon and with 25,000 runners taking part, it's the second largest!

Your Manchester Marathon experience

Starting under the White City Arch, with the world famous backdrop of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium, the closed road route passes some of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks. And new for 2020, the route now takes in a 3 mile loop of the city centre, showcasing the Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields and the Albert Memorial Hall. You'll be cheered along the whole way by the thousands of spectators, bringing all the northern spirit!

Distance options

  • Go solo: think you've got the 26.2 miles in the bag? Great! Sign up now and take on the challenge.
  • Join a relay: If 26.2 miles sounds a little too daunting, why not team up and cover the distance between you? There are both 2 and 4 person relay options. Each member of the relay team will receive a chunky medal at the finish line.

I am so glad I picked Scope. I got fantastic emails and calls once I had signed up full of encouragement and thanks. I had an overall fantastic experience in my first ever charity fundraising event.

Team Scope runner 2018

Team Scope perks

  • Free technical running vest (made from recycled plastic) to help you look the part

  • Expert fundraising support from our Scope Events Team to make reaching the fundraising target easy and fun

  • Training plans to suit your level so you can train your way to marathon success

The difference you can make

By signing up to the Manchester Marathon with Scope, you'll be raising vital funds to help us end inequality for disabled people.

We know that nearly half of disabled people feel excluded from society. Scope works tirelessly to campaign for change so that disabled people and their families can enjoy equality and fairness in their everyday lives.

£65 could pay for one week of support for a disabled person to access our Starting Line service; a pre-employment training programme for disabled people at the start of the journey into work.

£450 could cover the cost of 50 phone calls to the Scope Helpline, providing free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families.

I can honestly say that I don’t think I could have coped had it not been for the Helpline. They have given me so much time and support through all my difficulties and battles.

Caller to the Scope Helpline

Help this great work to continue. Secure your spot at the Manchester Marathon starting line and be a Disability Gamechanger.

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