2024 Terms & Conditions

2024 Terms & Conditions
By selecting 'Yes, I agree' you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions for the 2024 Manchester Marathon below

2024 Manchester Marathon Terms & Conditions


I understand that these terms (the “Terms and Conditions”) are a legal agreement between myself, and all those on whose behalf I enter into an event where/if relevant (“I”, “the Participant”, “me”, “my”, “their”), and Human Race Limited (“Human Race”, “Event Organiser”, “us”, “we”, “our”).


Other companies associated with the Event Organiser are;

The Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) – owners of Human Race, and Active Network LLC, the Event online registration platform (referred to as ‘timeto’).


I understand and agree that I participate in the event entirely at my own risk and that no responsibility whatsoever shall attach to any event sponsors, event directors, or any person involved in the organisation of the event for any injury, accidents, loss or damage suffered by me in, or by reason of the event, however such may be caused. I am healthy and am fit enough to complete this event.


Associated Risk

I am aware of the physically strenuous nature of this event, and the risks both medically and physically.

I confirm I am healthy and fit (physically and medically) enough to complete this event. I accept that should any medical or physical condition arise prior to the event which is likely to affect my ability to compete will be reason to withdraw in accordance with these conditions.

“It is strongly recommended that you train for the event and prepare for the challenge. If you have not exercised before or for some time, you should consult your doctor before commencing your training for the event.” Human Race

I understand that between January 2020 and the event, if I have tested positive for Covid-19 and were hospitalised due to Covid-19, I should undergo a form of health screening prior to taking part in a sporting event (please note that this screening is best led by a doctor with specialist training in sports medicine -however other doctors may feel competent to make decisions on your fitness to compete and to decide any appropriate investigations that might be required). If I between January 2020 and the event I have not been hospitalised due to Covid-19, but self-isolated having tested positive, or if not had a test but have shown symptoms at any time, I understand that I am also recommended to undergo a form of screening.


Online Entry

By submitting an application online and paying any stated fee for entry into this event, or entering a valid pin/discount/coupon code, I understand and agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions, and the instructions given by the Event Organiser and event officials.

When entering on behalf of other individuals, by agreeing to the event entry terms and conditions myself, I agree that all other entrants in my booking are aware, accept and agree to the Terms and Conditions and the instructions given by the Event Organiser and event officials.

Neither I or any other individuals in my booking shall be eligible or entitled to participate in the event until full payment of the entry fee has been received by the Event Organiser. No payment shall be deemed to have been received until the Event Organiser has received cleared funds.


Withdrawal Policy

I agree to accept the terms of the Human Race Withdrawal Policy which is available on the Human Race website (www.humanrace.co.uk).

A direct link to the Policy can be found at www.humanrace.co.uk/withdrawal-policy.

If the participant is pregnant, at any point prior to the event, you may request to defer your entry one or two years, or you may request a refund of your entry fee. Please contact us directly to request either of these.


Email Communication

Human Race primarily uses email to communicate with its Participants. By entering this event, I agree to receive emails regarding this specific event. Please see the specific Data Protection Policy for further details. I understand that other Human Race marketing emails, such as newsletters and promotions have an ‘unsubscribe’ link, but event specific communication emails do not have this link for the safety of the Participant.

Human Race cannot be responsible if event information does not reach the intended recipient by email. The onus is on the Participant to ensure that their Spam filters will allow Human Race emails through, for example by adding events@human-race.co.ukto their email address books. Human Race can only be responsible for ensuring that the email address provided is the one to which event emails are sent. Event details and event information packs that are sent to Participants are also posted on the website event page.


Media and Photography

I understand and accept that media professionals may take photographs and video footage of the event and its Participants for use to publicise and promote Human Race events and sponsors.

I understand and accept that my event photos will be tagged with my race number and name (the name specified on my event registration).


Taking Part for a Charity

If I have taken a charity entry into the event, there is an expectation to fundraise for the listed charity as a condition of entry, failure to do so may result in my entry to the event being revoked. Any such entry will be acknowledged via a confirmation email and I understand that if I am taking part to raise money for a charity I should not enter into any sponsorship raising until I have received this email.

By accepting a charity place for the event or by choosing to raise money for a charity during the entry process, I consent to Human Race making my contact details (name, address, email address and telephone numbers) available to the charity concerned.


Finishers Gift

I will only receive a finisher’s gift (where relevant) if I complete the event. No finisher’s gifts will be provided to spectators or Participants who do not complete the event. Human Race reserves the right to change the style, size and type of mementos offered in the finisher’s gift.


Cut Off Times

Human Race may introduce cut off times as they see fit as part of the event rules, these being limits on the time taken to complete sections of the event (as initiated by the Event Organiser at its sole discretion) to ensure the safe and proper running of the event. Subsequently, Participants may be instructed to withdraw from the event in accordance with imposed cut off times. In any such scenario there will be no refund of the event fee.


Timing and Results

Human Race will use best endeavours to provide an event finish time for the Participant however it cannot be held responsible for any computer result anomalies, signal failures, or any technical malfunctions.


Removal of Participants

Human Race reserves the right at any time to remove Participants from the event or to prevent Participants participating in the event if, in the Event Organiser’s sole discretion, it considers such action necessary for safety reasons or the proper enjoyment of the event by other Participants, or for any other reasonable reason. No refund of the event fee shall be made if the participant has acted negligently, maliciously, with wilful misconduct or otherwise without due care and attention for the event or other Participants or any other persons, so as to cause their removal.


Reselling or Swapping

I agree that participation in the event is personal to me, I am strictly prohibited from swapping or selling my place in the event or allowing any other person to wear my number and timing chip and participate in my place. If found to be in breach of this the Event Organiser reserves the right to exclude me from participation in this and future events.


Liability / Responsibility

Whilst Human Race takes every care with staging the event, I acknowledge that personal accident and personal items insurance is my sole responsibility.

Human Race shall not be liable to the Participant for any loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to or borrowed/hired by the Participant, or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the Participant taking part in the event; or for any direct or indirect loss of business; revenue or profit; reputation; anticipated savings or wasted expenditure; pledges made on your behalf or by you to charity. Human Race will not be liable for any actions of any spectators or other third parties.

Nothing in this agreement shall affect our liability for death or personal injury, fraud, or any other liability to the extent it cannot be excluded or limited by law.



I acknowledge that food products given out on event day may contain or have traces of nuts and nut oils or may have been made alongside other products containing nuts, or other possible allergens. Human Race cannot be held responsible for any issues resulting from food allergies.


Entry Fee and Booking Fee

All event entry fees are inclusive of VAT at the rate of 20% VAT.

I understand that all Human Race event payments include a booking fee which is applied at the ‘check out’ and is a one-off charge based on the total order amount. The fee goes towards the costs involved in running the online entry system which includes securely processing the booking from beginning to end, paying the card processing charge, as well as the costs of holding Participant data in a secure environment. I accept that under no circumstance is the booking fee refundable, as is also stated in the Withdrawals Policy.


Start Time Alterations

I am aware that Human Race reserves the right to alter the start time of the event or start waves within the event. In the event of a change of start time the Participants will be notified of the revised start time with as much notice as reasonably practicable. No refund in full or in part shall be made for any change in start time for an event provided the event takes place on the specified date of the event.


Distance and Course Alterations

I am aware that Human Race reserves the right to reduce the course distance, change the course, and/or make any other amendment to the Event that they deem necessary to stage the Event. Any change to the Event will be communicated to me at the event or sooner if practicable.


Event Format Alterations or Cancellations

I am aware that Human Race reserves the right to amend the event format (for example shortening the distance) in advance or on event day, and/or to cancel the event due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control or for any safety related reason.

In the event of the event being cancelled due to circumstances outside of Human Race’s reasonable control, Human Race shall not be liable for any direct or indirect inconveniences, expenses, costs, losses, or damages how ever so suffered by Participants.

Wherethe event has to be cancelled directly because of Covid-19, Human Race will provide the Participant with an option to defer to the next possible edition of the same event free of charge, or it will provide a full refund, less an administration charge of £5 and original booking fee, with no further liability whatsoever arising from such cancellation.


Final Decision

All decisions and rulings by Human Race, its employees, and its agents are considered final. Accordingly, I agree to comply with all event rules and all instructions and guidelines given by event crew, stewards, marshals, and safety personnel. I acknowledge and agree that Human Race will organise and run the event and will have sole authority and be the final arbiter on all decisions relating to the safety, running and organisation of the event, the rules of the event, the timings/finish times, and the placings.


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