ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon announces new route for 2020

The ASICS Manchester Marathon has announced a new route for the 2020 race, which will take place on Sunday April 5, 2020. For the first time, the race will head into the center of Manchester.

Now the second largest marathon in the UK, the ASICS Manchester Marathon attracts thousands of runners thanks to it’s flat course, offering fast times. Runners from all over the country head to Manchester seeking a PR.

The amended route will take a three-mile loop into the city center, past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the Manchester Opera House, Spinningfields, Albert Memorial Hall and The Midland Hotel amongst others.

The startling line will remain in its present location under the White City Arch, with the famous backdrop of Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium. The race will also continue to direct runners past Trafford Town Hall and Lancashire Cricket Club towards the finish line.

This year’s weekend, 20,000 runners are set to take on the present course, which is a 50% increase from 2018. 

Nick Rusling, CEO of the ASICS Manchester Marathon, said: “This event’s success is completely down to the people of Greater Manchester, they know this event belongs to them, and we’d like to thank them for helping make so many runners dreams come true.

“Many thought they might never run a marathon, or are running in memory of a loved one, with the incredible support they offer regularly being praised as the best in the world”

posted Tuesday April 9th