Manchester 10k 2024
£17.49 Adults | £11.00 Children, under 6s free
Minimum fundraising target: £50
About the 10k event
Looking for more of a challenge without any pressure? Race for Life 10k is for you!
Our 10k events are now chip-timed, so you can find out if you’ve beaten your personal best – while you’re raising funds to help beat cancer.
10k is just over 6 miles. Take it at your own pace or push yourself a little more. Have fun with it and enjoy the atmosphere.
Join forces or go solo
Warm up with other Race for Lifers
Supporters and spectators welcome
Soak up the atmosphere
You fundraise, we discover
"I would like to do whatever I can to raise cancer awareness"
Your entry fee covers the cost of your event, but your fundraising helps us save and improve lives. Join the celebration, join the family, and join the thousands helping to raise the money we need to power Cancer Research UK’s biggest discoveries.
The meeting point and start line is in the centre of the park between the Tram Museum and Boating Lake. The finish line will also be within the similar vacinity.
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Event Parking is available at Heaton Park, including Disabled parking spaces at the Lake Car Park at the Sheepfoot Lane entrance.
Manchester City Council operate a Pay & Display system in all car parks that will still be operational on the day so please ensure you arrive within plenty of time to purchase a ticket. Charges are hourly or £3 all day. Card payment and Pay by Phone options are available.
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.
There are several bus routes which stop at Heaton Park.
Please check back for details on electric charging points and bike racks.
We would recommend that this event is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
The course is undulating throughout with three inclines on paths which you will go up twice. The route is mainly on flat tarmac paths, with some grassed areas and a short wooded section. The event site is on grass with surrounding paths to and from the car park so assistance would be recommended.
Please also be aware that the grass may become boggy in poor weather conditions.
Disabled parking is available at the venue in the car parks on site, with the Lake Car Park at the Sheepfoot Lane entrance being the closest so site.
If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Race for Life event or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted (Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us at email@example.com
Bring a water bottle
We’re trying to reduce single-use plastic at Race for Life. Please bring your own reusable water bottle, already filled. We'll provide an ecofriendly water-refill station at the finish that uses as little single-use plastic as possible.
Have the right kit
It’s a good idea to check the weather before your event and dress accordingly. Think breathable sports gear (leggings and shorts are ideal) and well-fitting trainers. For Pretty Muddy, wear something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Check out the latest range of Race for Life clothing and accessories in our online shop.
Be sun smart
Stay sun safe by finding shade when you’re not on the course and covering up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses. On parts you can’t cover, use sunscreen with at least SPF15 and a 4 or 5 star rating. Find out more about being sun smart.
Your back sign and race number
Remember to bring your back sign and Race number which will be sent to you in the post – don’t forget safety pins so you can attach them to you.