Manchester (Heaton Park)
Race details for the Race for Life Manchester 5K Sat 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details2014 Sat 12 Jul 2014
Race details for the Race for Life Manchester 10k 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details2014 Sat 12 Jul 2014
Race details for the Race for Life Manchester 5k Sun (am) 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details2014 Sun 13 Jul 2014
Race details for the Race for Life Manchester 5k Sun (pm) 2014 event. Distance (Kilometres) Time Entry details2014 Sun 13 Jul 2014
This venue is not suitable for wheelchair users.
Most of our 2014 events have taken place. You can enter some of our 2015 events now, so have a look and find your nearest 2015 event. If it's not listed yet, you can purchase a 2015 early bird voucher which can be redeemed in January. Buy your voucher now.
For the first time ever, we're offering you the chance to sign up for Manchester 2015 right now for just £10. Secure your place at Manchester 2015 today.
Show cancer who’s boss by taking on a 5k or a 10k Race for Life event. Run, walk or dance your way through the course and help us say "cancer we're coming to get you."
Adult entry (16+ women-only) - £14.99
Child entry (6-15 girls and boys under 13) - £10
Under 6 entry (boys and girls) - free and no registration needed
You and your friends can also take part by volunteering. Our events can't take place without the hundreds of people who give up their time for a few hours to set up the courses and get everyone in the Race for Life mood. Find out more and register to be a volunteer.
We’ve set up a Facebook page especially for Race for Life Manchester, and will be updating it will all your need-to-know information. Make sure you don’t miss out by joining the page.
The course takes a scenic route through the picturesque Heaton Park. Featuring a mix of terrain with roads, footpaths and grass, it gives some stunning views of the park, golf course and the Hall. The event has an amazing atmosphere; you couldn’t ask for anything better.
The start line is in the centre of the park, between the tram museum and boating lake.
On the day
Don’t forget to bring your friends and family along to support you. There will also be some extra activities and items to buy so please remember to bring some spare change.
On Saturday, make sure you look out for the Aqua Pura team to get a special keepsake from your event.
On Sunday, head over to the ScottishPower tent – it’s the one with the big inflatable hands! Grab your free pink glove, get your photo taken and you can join the High 5 Wave.
Map and directions
To prevent congestion, we strongly recommend you use public transport or car share to your Race for Life event.
Please plan your route before your event to ensure you arrive on time. For help planning your route, visit or call:
- National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950
- Traveline (public transport information) 0871 200 2233
- AA Routefinder
Parking and travel information
Please arrive at least an hour before the start of your Race for Life event to avoid queuing.
Due to limited parking on site, please use public transport. Parking available is charged by the venue at 2GBP, however spaces are restricted.
The nearest metro station is Heaton Park. Trams run regularly from the City Centre and other destinations. There is a gate into the park directly opposite the station. You can also take the number 135 from Manchester City Centre, which stops at the tram station on Bury Old Road. Many buses travel to Heaton Park, including 56, 59, 64, 64A, 135, 138, 150, 151, 484.