Manchester Marathon: Sign-up dates for 2025 event - when it is and how to register

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The showpiece Manchester event takes place on Sunday- and you can sign up for 2025 just hours after crossing the finish line

The Manchester Marathon will be upon us again, with thousands of runners taking part. With tens and thousands more set to line the streets, it will be a day to remember. 

There are no runner spots left for the 2024 event, but race organisers have announced when you can get signed up for next year. Some of these spots will be available within hours of the event on Sunday. 

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The sign up for 2025 will be spread through different windows in April. The first of these will open at 7pm on Sunday April 14, otherwise known as race day. To get registered, visit the Manchester Marathon website. 

Full list of entry windows for Manchester Marathon 2025

  • Sunday April 14- 7pm- 2024 Finisher Legends (4 or more finishes)
  • Sunday April 14 8pm- 2024 All other 2024 finishers
  • Monday April 15 10am- 2025 Priority Access
  • Tuesday April 16 12pm- Public 

When is the Manchester Marathon 2025? 

The date for the 2025 event has been confirmed, and it is one that may cause some conflict with marathon runners. For the first time in recent history, the Manchester Marathon will take place on the same day as the London Marathon. This date will be Sunday April 27. 

Manchester Marathon organisers confirmed why the date had to be the same as the London Marathon, saying: “A lot of consideration goes into selecting the date of each edition. Choosing the best option for 2025 was a little more complicated than usual. One of the main factors is Easter, which moves back three weeks in 2025 to Sunday 20 April (from 31 March in 2024). 

“Easter and the surrounding holiday period complicate things for both organisers and participants, so wherever reasonable we try to avoid this. Other considerations include (but are not limited to) football and cricket fixtures, daylight hours available, other large events in the region, transport availability, etc. So, in short, Sunday 27 April is the best date for us to give you a fantastic marathon experience. It’s reassuring but not surprising that London came to the same conclusion.”

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Andrew Smith, CEO of adidas Manchester Marathon event organiser Human Race, said: “We’re delighted to announce that the adidas Manchester Marathon will return in 2025 on Sunday 27th April. It represents an incredible day for marathon participation in the UK, with the London Marathon due to take place on the same day.

“We’re proud to be a part of such a historic weekend in the UK which will see hundreds of thousands of participants and spectators come together to get behind some incredible causes and to celebrate physical exercise and achievement. 

“And what better way to celebrate that announcement than to confirm the participation of a sporting legend in this year’s event. Laura Kenny needs no introduction with her extraordinary exploits both on and off the track. We’re looking forward to welcoming her alongside our all participants for a fantastic weekend in Manchester.”

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