ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon Voted UK’s Best Marathon

The Running Awards ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon

The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon won Gold at The 2017 Running Awards which took place at indigo at The O2 in London last Thursday, 20th April.

Running Awards 2017 Best Marathon ASICS Greater Manchester MarathonASICS Greater Manchester Marathon came first in the “UK’s Best Marathon” category (over 5,000 runners) as independently voted for by runners and reclaimed its winning title from 2014 and 2015, making a stake in the ground and proving the huge loyal following of this popular race.

The 2017 event took place in Trafford on Sunday 2nd April and was hailed an outstanding success by all involved. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is well known for being the UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon, and the 2017 edition resulted in a disproportionately high number of PBs.

The organisers, Xtra Mile Events, also took home the Bronze trophy after the Aldi Manchester Half Marathon, which took place for the first time last October, came third in the Half Marathon category (over 5,000 runners).

The Running Awards is the only independent annual awards ceremony celebrating the best of running and its culture, with runners and consumers nominating and voting for their favourite products, brands, publications, sports retailers, charities and events.

Both the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon are a great platform for charity fundraising, supporting national and local charities.

The Running Awards ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half MarathonRace Director Simon Hill commented: “We are thrilled that the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon has been voted the UK’s Best Marathon for a third time by runners, and we would like to thank every single runner who took the time to vote for us. In addition to the sought-after Gold trophy we are also taking home the Bronze trophy for the Aldi Manchester Half Marathon which took place for the first time last autumn.

“A big thank you again to everyone who has been coming to race in Manchester over these last few years and supporting us, and to every single person who has been contributing to the success of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Aldi Manchester Half Marathon. This really means a lot to myself and the team and we are very grateful for all the support.”

Both races start and finish near Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Entries for the 2017 Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 15th October are open; go to for further details and to sign up now.

2017 ASICS Greater Manchester MarathonThe date for the 2018 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will be announced soon. Runners can however pre-register for the 2018 race and secure a place at the early bird entry fee of £50.

Places for this multi-award-winning race are selling fast following this latest win at The Running Awards. Go to to pre-register and guarantee your place on the start line of the UK’s Best Marathon next spring.

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