Announcing our 2024 Green Runner charity

 We are announcing our Green Runner charity in celebration of National Tree Week. For the 2024 adidas Manchester Marathon, we are delighted to be supporting City of Trees, Manchester.

As part of our eco-friendly initiative which was implemented in 2022, we are striving to improve the event’s sustainability and reduce the environmental impact. We are aiming to donate £5,000 to City of Trees through this initiative to support the planting of trees across Greater Manchester. Each tree will be rooted in areas surrounding the 26.2 mile route to give back to communities such as those that participants will pass through.

Currently, approximately 7% of 2024 participants have chosen not to receive a finishers t-shirt and a further 2%  have opted out of the finishers medal and t-shirt at the end of the event. If you have already registered you can change your entry to a Green Runner entry by logging into your event portal and editing your registration details. The amount saved from the production of t-shirts and medals will be donated to City of Trees. 

Since its launch in 2015, City of Trees has been delivering a green recovery and tackling the climate emergency head on, working with landowners and volunteers to plant millions of trees, create new woodlands and bring unused or unloved woodland back to life for the people and wildlife of Greater Manchester.

Commenting, Chief Executive of adidas Manchester Marathon event organiser Human Race, Andrew Smith, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome City of Trees as our Green Runner charity for the 2024 event. We’re constantly looking at ways to improve the sustainability of our event and have a long-lasting impact within the local community, so it’s an exciting opportunity to work with a charity whose commitment to protecting the environment is equal to our own.”

Fundraising Manager of City of Trees, Alex Bedford, added: We’re very excited to be working with the adidas Manchester Marathon on their mission to give back to the people of the region by helping to plant trees for future generations. Trees are proven to improve both physical and mental health and so we are delighted to be working together to create greener, happier spaces for the runners of Greater Manchester to enjoy.”

Early and General Entries for the event are already sold out due to tremendous demand, with over 30,000 participants expected to run the route of the adidas Manchester Marathon on Sunday 14th April, 2024. The final allocation of entries will be released in early January to those who have signed up to receive a priority invitation which will be available on a first come first served basis.

Find out more about City of Trees

Find out more about our Green Runner initiative.