After a 10 year absence the Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford brings the ultimate running challenge back to Manchester. On the 29th April 2012 thousands of runners will take to the streets to achieve their personal dream.
The 26 mile 385 yard course will take in some key landmarks and beautiful countryside around the borough of Trafford.The course is one of the flattest in the world, so is great for anyone looking to do their first marathon, or for those looking to set a new personal best time.
The start and finish of the Greater Manchester Marathon will be at Longford Park and over 8000 people are expected to compete ( Directions to Longford Park). The race commences at 9am.
Longford Park - Race start and first mile including Lancashire Cricket Club and MUFC’s Old Trafford stadia.
Media City UK - Miles 2 - Imperial War Museum, New Coronation St set (still to be built)
Stretford - Miles 4 - 5 Kingsway, Chester Road
Sale - Miles 6.3 Sale Town Centre
Brooklands - mile 8
Altrincham - mile 11 - 12 Altrincham Town centre
Dunham Massey - mile 15
Partington Sports Village - mile 19
Carrington- mile 21
Urmston- mile 23
Stretford - mile 25 - 26 final stretch along Kingsway, Edge Lane and Longford Park finish
If you would like to know more than visit http://www.greatermanchestermarathon.com