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Manchester Marathon

11 October 2020

The Greater Manchester Marathon is one of the fastest, flattest and friendliest marathons in the UK, making it perfect if you’re a first time marathon runner or looking to set a new personal best.

Registration fee: £20

Sponsorship pledge: £400

Already got a place?

Have you already paid for a place with the Manchester Marathon? We'd love to have you on our team. There is no minimum sponsorship but aim high - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve.

Why join team save the children

  • We'll send you a Save the Children technical running top with iron on name letters
  • You’ll receive personal support before, during and after your run.
  • The money you raise will help us save the lives of children in some of the world's toughest places.
  • Become a member of our Team Save the Children Facebook group to engage with other participants and share stories and pictures.
  • Access to our online Challenge Events Hub

What you're running for

£400 could pay for the construction of two toilets.


Samara* and her 11 children are from a nomadic tribe in Sennar state, Sudan. Their home doesn’t have a toilet or any running water and they rely on sourcing water from their neighbours, "The water we fill up at our neighbours. We use plastic buckets to fill our ceramic pots and barrels." - Samara

In September 2019, Samara’s daughter Layla (8) and her granddaughter contracted cholera. When Layla could no longer stand up, Samara rushed Layla to hospital where she was treated.

Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit rapidly deployed to Sudan to work with the Government of Sudan and the World Health Organisation to bring the cholera outbreak under control. We worked in the hardest hit areas and constructed Cholera Treatment Centres, trained health workers, provided vulnerable communities with cholera prevention kits and supported the second round of the mass cholera vaccination campaign.

By running a marathon, you're changing the future for children like Layla.

* Name changed to protect identity 

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