How to switch to April 2021

If you were due to run the 2020 Manchester Marathon, but would now like to switch to 11th April 2021, you can do this simply as long as you complete the below by Thursday 26th March 2020.

To complete your deferral, you will need to access your profile at and select “change event category”. You will then be able to select the option to transfer your entry to the April 2021 Manchester Marathon and pay the £10 fee.

Once this is successful, you will receive a confirmation email for your new entry.

The £10 covers everything you will need for the 2021 Manchester Marathon, and is in place to partially cover costs of items already ordered for our 2020 event, and therefore we wouldn’t have to re-purchase if you ran this year. This includes things like medal, t-shirt, bib etc. We understand it’s a difficult time for everybody at the moment, and we have done our best to be generous in the options available, without suffering significant further losses.

If you have any difficulties with this and require assistance from the team, please email us on