2021 City Centre Section

Our 2021 vision

The Therme Manchester Marathon 2021 will include a section within the city centre (as originally planned for the postponed April 2020 event).

The amended route takes a three-mile loop into the 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.

Roads will be completely closed, allowing an estimated 32,000 people to take part.

The start will remain in its present location under the White City Arch, with the world-famous backdrop of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, and continue to offer its popular finish on the approach to Trafford Town Hall and Lancashire Cricket Club.

Arrangements for the event are subject to constant review and evaluation. Planning is underway to facilitate a safe and socially distanced 2021 event for all in consultation with Greater Manchester Police, TfGM, Trafford & Manchester City Councils.

As a result, road closure times have been revised to accommodate an elongated start window.

Roads will be fully closed during the times specified in the below map.

The times presented offer a worse-case scenario and are subject to change.  It is advised that residents and businesses visit this information regularly for the most up-to date information.


City Centre Map (including road closure times)

The below map gives an overview of expected road closure times.  Subject to change – Please check regularly in the approach to the event.