Take part in the Great Manchester Run in 2023 for St Ann’s Hospice

Written by Lucy Leeming, Fundraising Manager

By Teagan Earith on May 4, 2023

Would you like to be one of thousands taking part in the 20 th Great Manchester Run this May?

Grab your place today for free by signing up to run for St Ann’s Hospice and be part of our #TeamStAnns!

On Sunday 21 st May you can run either 10km taking in the sights of Salford Quays or the half marathon which starts towards the Etihad stadium and looping back to Salford.

The 10km or half marathon challenge is a highlight of the events calendar for our hospice, with so many supporters running in aid of our charity.

All of our team at St Ann’s will help and guide our runners through with training events and an event party after the race to celebrate their successes!

To claim a free charity place for either the 10km and the half-marathon, we ask that their supporters raise a minimum of £200 for the 10km and £300 for the half marathon.

By joining our team, you’ll receive lots of perks such as: a #TeamStAnns running vest, a fundraising pack with fun ideas and tips, regular training and nutrition advice, temporary tattoos to decorate yourself for the race, supports from the events team and a post-event drinks celebration.

Managing Director of Studio 91 Media, Ben Horrigan, was inspired to take on the challenge after working with St Ann’s Hospice for four years and learning more about how we are funded.

Ben says: “My company Studio 91 Media has been producing video content for St Ann’s for four years, and in that time we’ve seen first-hand what a beautiful, necessary charity it is. Just a bunch of kind, hard-working people going above and beyond to help people die well.

Before working with them, I had assumed they got all their funding from the NHS, but this isn’t the case. In fact, they need to raise about £20,000 a day just to keep their doors open.”

As they start to build their much-needed new facility, they need our support more than ever.” Ben Horrigan, Managing Director, Studio 91

You can also take on St Ann’s Hospice’s Sixty in 60 challenge, joining the team of 60 runners to complete the 10km in 60 minutes!

Join us to celebrate the 20 th year of the Great Manchester Run by getting your free charity space and running for our hospice.

We are so excited to see #TeamStAnns at the start line, we’ve got so many amazing supporters running for us but there are still lots of places to be filled so make sure to sign up today!

You can register to run for St Ann’s Hospice by completing the form here, emailing our events team at events@sah.org.uk or calling us on 01614983631.