Great Manchester Run and 10k road closures 2022 - what is the race route and what are the starting times?

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The Great Manchester Run and 10k event are taking place this weekend, and those taking part will be completing their final preparations before the big day.

The races are showpiece running events in the city, and will see runners take in some of the top sights of Manchester.

Certain roads will be closed across the city to help keep runners and spectators safe.

Here is what we know about which roads are closed, and where the races will start and finish.

When is The Great Manchester Run and 10k?

The start and finish points of the run The start and finish points of the run
The start and finish points of the run

The two running events take place on Sunday 22 May along routes which will navigate runners through the city.

What is the route for the half marathon?

The half marathon routeThe half marathon route
The half marathon route

Beginning on Portland Street in the city centre, the 13.1 mile route takes runners past Manchester Piccadilly Station and out towards The Etihad Stadium.

Once they reach the stadium they will begin to come back towards the city centre and then back in front of Piccadilly Station and then Oxford Street station.

The 10 mile mark will see runners head past Old Trafford before looping around The Imperial War Museum, Salford Quays.

They will then begin the home stretch towards the finish line, which is at Deansgate.

What is the 10k route?

The 10k routeThe 10k route
The 10k route

Starting on Portland Street, runners will head south west past Oxford Road Station and towards Old Trafford.

The halfway point of the 10K route is located between Old Trafford and Media City.

The final kilometre for runners takes them back up Chester Road A56 and towards the finish line at Deansgate.

Medical points, hydration stations and showers are depicted on both maps showing the routes.

Which roads are closed for the race?

Manchester City Council has announced which roads will be closed to help accommodate the event on 22 May.

These are comprehensively listed below.

Closed from 4am:

  • Chepstow Street (from Oxford Street to Great Bridgewater Street)
  • Deansgate (from Whitworth St West to John Dalton St)
  • Dickinson Street
  • Peter Street (from Mount Street to St Peters Square)
  • Portland Street (from Oxford Street to Princess Street)
  • St John Street (from Deansgate to Byrom Street)

Closed from 6am:

  • Mancunian Way both directions (from Fairfield Street to Regent Road)

Closed from 7am:

  • Alan Turing Way (from Ashton New Road to Ashton Old Road)
  • A5063 Trafford Road (from White City Circle Roundabout to Salford City Boundary)
  • A56 Bridgewater Way (from Chester Road to Wharfside Way)
  • A56 Chester Road (from Bridgewater Way to Bridgewater Viaduct and from White City Circle roundabout to Sir Matt Busby Way)
  • A5801 Wharfside Way (from White City Circle Roundabout to Salford City Boundary)
  • Abingdon Street
  • Ashton Old Road (from Alan Turing Way to Pin Mill Brow)
  • Atkinson Street (from Byron Street to Deansgate)
  • Bloom Street (from Chorlton Street to Princess Street)
  • Bootle Street (from Deansgate to Southmill Street)
  • Bridgewater Viaduct
  • Byrom Street (from Quay Street to Hardman Street)
  • Central Street (from Southmill Street to Lloyd Street)
  • Chepstow Street (from Oxford Street to Great Bridgewater Street)
  • Chester Road (from Bridgewater Way to Bridgewater Viaduct)
  • Chester Road (from Mancunian Way Roundabout to Cornbrook)
  • Chester Road (from Hadfield Street to Bridgewater Way)
  • Chorlton Road (from Jackson Street to Mancunian Way)
  • Chorlton Street (from Portland Street to Silver Street)
  • City Road East (from Albion Street to Great Jackson Street)
  • Cross Street (from Cross Street to John Dalton Street)
  • Elevator Road (from Wharfside Way to Trafford Wharf Road)
  • Ellesmere Street (from Hulme Hall Road to Chester Road)
  • Fairfield Street (from Ashton Old Road to Mancunian Way)
  • Great Bridgewater Street (from Oxford Street to Deansgate)
  • Great Jackson Street (from City Road East to Chester Road)
  • Hardman Street
  • Hulme Hall Rdoad (from Ellesmere Street to Chester Road)
  • Jacksons Row
  • Lloyd Street
  • Major Street (from Sackville Street to Princess Street)
  • Manor Street (at Mancunian Way)
  • Midland Street (from Hooper Street to Ashton Old Road)
  • Minshul Street (from Portland Street to Aytoun Street)
  • Oxford Street (from Peter Street to Whitworth Street West)
  • Peter Street (from Deansgate to Mount Street)
  • Pin Mill Brow (from Fairfield Street to Mancunian Way)
  • Portland Street (from New York Street to Princess Street)
  • Princess Street (from Albert Square to Portland Street)
  • Quay Street (from Deansgate to Byrom Street)
  • Sackville Street (from Portland Street to Major Street)
  • Silver Street (from Minshul Street to Chorlton Street)
  • Sir Alex Ferguson Way
  • Sir Matt Busby Way
  • Southmill Street
  • Trafford Road (from Exchange Quay to Trafford Road)
  • Trafford Wharf Road (from Warren Bruce Road to Trafford Road)
  • Warren Bruce Road (from Wharfside Way to Trafford Wharf Road)
  • Wharf End (from Trafford Wharf Road to Trafford Road)

Closed from 8.30am:

  • Albion Street (from Whitworth Street West to Medlock Street)
  • Medlock Street (from Albion Street to River Street)
  • Whitworth Street (from Albion Street to Gloucester Street)

When will roads reopen?

The council has also announced when these roads will reopen following the race events.

These are listed below


Alan Turing Way


Ashton Old Road, Chorlton Road, Fairfield Street, Manor Street, Midland Street, Pin Mill Street, Mancunian Way


Albion Street, City Road East, Great Jackson Street, Medlock Street, Whitworth Street


Peter Street, Portland Street, Abingdon Street, Bloom Street, Bridgewater Street, Byrom Street, Chepstow Street, Chorlton Street, Cross Street, Great Bridgewater Street, Major Street, Minshul Street, Princess Street, Sackville Street, Silver Street, Oxford Street


All remaining on course roads


Deansgate (from Whitworth Street West to Peter Stret)


St John Street


Tonman Street

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