Take on the distance in a team of 2 or 4!
If 26.2 miles sounds a little too daunting, why not team up with friends, family or colleagues to cover the distance between you?
The adidas Manchester Marathon Relays offers both two and four person relay options, with each person covering part of the course. Each member of the relay team will receive a chunky medal and t-shirt when they finish.
*Please note, the information below relates to the 2022 edition of the event. This page will be updated with relevant information as we approach Sunday 16th April 2023.
The person allocated as ‘Runner A’ will start the adidas Manchester Marathon at the appropriate time allocated to them.
All other relay team members
The other runners in the team will need to make their own way to the designated start points on the route. All of the points are within 1km of a Metrolink.
The relay locations will be signposted, and marshals will be in place to point you in the right direction.
Do not travel to the changeover points by car as there will be road closures in place for the event and you will not get through.
NB – It is imperative that the person allocated the D bib does the last leg otherwise you will not get a time for your team.
Please note, the relay legs are not exact splits, but are similar in distance.
4 – Leg Relay
Runner B: A56 Bridgewater Way – Cornbrook Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map. What 3 Words: take.remove.reward
Runner C: De Quincey Road – Timperley Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map. What 3 Words: mint.code.snaps
Runner D: St John The Divine, Brooklands (M33 3PB) – Brooklands Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map. What 3 Words: broad.noisy.calculating
2 – Leg Relay
Runner A: The person allocated as ‘Runner A’ will start the adidas Manchester Marathon at the appropriate time allocated to them.
Runner B: De Quincey Road (near WA14 5PH) – Timperley Metrolink Tram stop – click here to see on map. What 3 Words: mint.code.snaps
Please ensure that you have a contactless or Metrolink card if travelling on Metrolink between the relay points.
Runners A, B and C will collect their medal and t-shirt at the relay changeover point. Runner D will collect theirs from the main finish line.
Baggage arrangements for relay teams
Rather than leave all bags in the bag drop, think ahead and make sure that your bag is ready for you at the changeover point:
Runner A give your bag to runner B to take to the changeover point.
Runner B give your bag to runner C to take to the changeover point.
Runner C give your bag to runner D to take to the changeover point.
Runner D leave your bag in the bag drop at the Athletes’ Village, in your car or with friends.