Greater Manchester Marathon

Manchester Marathon has announced its 2020 event will now be postponed. The event organisers are working to firm up a date, likely to be the autumn.

We know how disappointing this will be for our runners who have trained so hard and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen to run for Battersea and raise vital funds for our dogs and cats. We’re incredibly grateful for your support. Battersea relies upon donations to raise the vital funds needed to keep our centres running, and now, more than ever, we need the continued support of the public to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat.

The 2020 event introduces a new route straight through Manchester city centre, showcasing some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields, Albert Memorial Hall and The Midland Hotel amongst many others.

With 25,000 people running and thousands more spectating, the atmosphere is sure to be buzzing – and you could be part of it.


We have a number of guaranteed places in the Greater Manchester Marathon, so register now to run on behalf of Battersea.

Register now

The registration fee for a Battersea charity place is £25 (this is non-refundable and payable on confirmation of your place) and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £400.

The money you raise by taking part in the Greater Manchester Marathon goes towards the care of all our dogs and cats.


If you have already secured your place for the Greater Manchester Marathon we would love for you to run on behalf of Battersea.

We don't ask you to raise a minimum amount if you've got your own place, but we will support you every step of the way to raise as much as possible.

I have my own place


As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • An invitation to our meet and greet event where you will receive a ‘behind the scenes’ tour
  • Top quality Battersea running vest
  • Fundraising support from start to finish including materials, ideas and tips
  • Training advice


If you have any questions, please contact our Events team on 020 7627 7893 or at