Below you can see the Start Times for the 2023 event. The colour of the running bib you receive in either the post or at Pack Collection will relate to your allocated start time. The process is very simple: you just need to arrive at our Start Access Point on Talbot Road at the appropriate time and be ready and raring to go.
You can also find your start time by searching our start list, click the button below to view the start list or Elite start list. (Last updated 12/04/23)
If your name and start time aren’t on the list, don’t worry, they will be added soon!
For more information on which pacers are available in your wave please visit the Pacer FAQ page.
It takes roughly 30 minutes from being called through the Start Access Area until you begin your marathon challenge. You’ll go through 3 short stages:
STAGE 1: THE START ACCESS AREA
The ONLY way into the Start Process is from accessing it from Talbot Road, and past the Trafford Town Hall sunken gardens, DO NOT try to access the start line from any other direction. Checks will be in place in this location to ensure the correct colour bibs are entering at the right time. Please don’t leave any clothes here (there is a chance later on in the process to do this so please keep hold of it for now and keep warmer!). You’ll be called through by our host when the next stage is ready to welcome your wave colour.
STAGE 2: START LINE UP – HOLDING AREA
STAGE 3: THE START LINE
Your running adventure begins!
Note: we encourage you to wear an old top into the start process to help to keep you warm whilst you are waiting to start. Please hold onto your warm clothing until the end of the start chute, close to the start line gantry, you will then see signs to show you where to leave it so don’t drop it too early!