The Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run returns to Manchester on Saturday 21 May, 2022!


By popular demand, the Junior and Mini event has moved to Saturday as a standalone event, meaning that families can make a day of it. And what better place to do that, than in the shadow of the Etihad Stadium? It’s never too early to give your little ones another taste of that big-event buzz and inspire a lifelong love of being active!


Let your youngster get a taste of the big event experience with the un-bee-liveable start line buzz and that epic finish line feeling.



This year we are also encouraging all budding runners to come dressed as a bee!  Are we pollen your leg?  No we’re not!  Expect crowds of yellow and black, hundreds of buzzing wings and hive-fives the whole way!


Expect high fives and encouragement, buzzing atmosphere and a medal and goodies as your finishers reward!


If you’d like to join us, entries for the Junior (age 9-15 – 2.5km) and Mini (age 3-8 – 1.5km) events are open – please email Rowen at with the name and age of your child(ren) to claim your free place.


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