Looking for marathon options in the UK or abroad?

So, you didn’t get into the London Marathon 2024. We get it – you’re sad, maybe frustrated (we see you, multiple-year ballot entrants) but above all, disappointed.

However, no matter how you’ve taken the result today, remember this: runners don’t give up. This is especially true for marathon runners, whose resilience and adaptability in the face of setback is crucial.

So, if you’re still determined to make 2024 your marathon year – whether it’s your first marathon, high time for a PB or you’re just after an epic challenge – make it happen this year. Make it happen in a city which grows more vibrant and renowned for its warm and charm; where the spectators roar even louder in the streets; a city which attracts more talent and where the times get even faster, every single year.

Make it happen at the UK’s flattest and friendliest: the adidas Manchester Marathon 2024.

“Why Manchester?” some of you well-meaning yet unenlightened runners might ask.

Well, where else in the UK will you be welcomed with open arms into a warm and hospitable community who are passionate about their city; who will cheer their hearts out for you (not to mention make the best supporter signs); and treat you to wicked food, bars and cultural delights in the bustling heart of their city?

As said by one of our returning runners this year: “Manchester is a warm and welcoming city but at the same time it has an edge. It’s the cooler younger sibling of London; it does things differently and it doesn’t do mainstream”.

The adidas Manchester Marathon is exceptionally well-organized, with participants describing the atmosphere as ‘electric’ and praising the city centre course, ‘phenomenal’ support crowds, chunky finisher medal and friendly staff and volunteers.

Of course, the adidas Manchester Marathon is also a sure-fire alternative to those looking for a quick time, as it is flat and fast, with part of the route flowing through the buzzing city centre. The fastest times to date are Jonny Mellor (male) in 02:10:46 and Becky Briggs (female) in 02:29:06.

So, what are you waiting for? Make it happen at the adidas Manchester Marathon 2024 and we’ll see you at the start line…