Support Us : ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

Date: 5th April 2020

Known as the UK’s Flattest, Fastest and Friendliest marathon, this event is not to be missed!

Challenge yourself to run 26.2 miles through Manchester, or divide into relay teams and complete the distance together. This is the 41st time the marathon has been held since it originated in 1908, it has been awarded the official title of the UK’s best marathon for the last two years running and next year looks set to be even better! High-quality entertainment and outstanding crowds will spur you across the super fast course, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

For more information and to register your interest to run in 2019, please check out the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon’s official website.

If you are keen to support DSA with a charity place then please get in touch with us. All we ask of our runners is that you pay a £30 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship. 

Please email for more information. You have until 1 March 2020 to sign up!

Congratulations to Amy for completing the Greater Manchester Marathon!

If you are taking part in fundraising events – running, cycling or trekking, buy your socks from and get a 10% discount.

Use code DSACHARITY10, 10% of order placed will be donated to DSA.

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