Accommodation close to Running Event

Pendulum Hotel

M1 3BB, Manchester, Weston Building, Sackville St

Just 300 metres from Manchester Piccadilly Station, Pendulum Hotel features a stylish restaurant and conservatory bar. In the bustling city centre, the hotel is 1 mile from O2 Apollo. Free WiFi is available throughout the... read more

2830 reviews 8.1
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£ 51.33

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ibis Styles Manchester Portland

M1 6DP, Manchester, 3-5 Portland Street, Piccadilly Gardens

Ibis Styles Manchester Portland is opposite Piccadilly Gardens, close to the Northern Quarter. Featuring a lively bar, restaurant and high-speed WiFi throughout, the hotel is just 5 minutes' walk from Piccadilly Station. The weather-themed rooms... read more

7130 reviews 8.6
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£ 55

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Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre

M1 5LE, Manchester, 56 Great Bridgewater Street

Jurys Inn Manchester City Centre is located in the centre of Manchester, 4 minutes' walk to St Peters Square and directly opposite the Manchester Central Convention Centre and the Bridgewater Hall. Free high-speed WiFi is... read more

4570 reviews 8.6
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£ 56.25

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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

M1 4PH, Manchester, Piccadilly Plaza, Portland Street

Overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly is situated in the heart of the city and just a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station. A 24-hour front desk is available, along with a fully... read more

5036 reviews 7.5
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£ 61.5

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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre

M1 5QA, Manchester, 2 Oxford Road

Situated next to the University Of Manchester, the Holiday Inn Express Manchester is a 5-minute walk from Oxford Road Train Station. Rooms feature a powerful shower, WiFi, and an LCD TV. Set on Oxford Road,... read more

2520 reviews 8.1
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£ 65

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Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena

M4 5JY, Manchester, Goadsby Road off Swan Street

In the heart of Manchester, this hotel is just 600 metres from the Manchester Arena. Holiday Inn Express Manchester City Centre Arena has a 24-hour front desk and modern rooms with Wi-Fi access. The bright,... read more

3998 reviews 8.6
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£ 66

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Innside by Melia Manchester

M15 4RP, Manchester, 1 First Street

Innside Manchester by Melia is located in the city centre and within 5 minutes’ walk of the train stations at Deansgate and Oxford Road. It offers a gym, sauna, a restaurant and bar. The hotel... read more

2836 reviews 9.2
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£ 68

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Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange

M2 1WD, Manchester, 15 CROSS STREET

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange offers accommodation in Manchester, 400 metres from Deansgate. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped... read more

5449 reviews 9.3
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£ 69

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Macdonald Manchester Hotel

M1 2PG, Manchester, London Road

Just 150 metres from Manchester Piccadilly Station, the Macdonald Manchester Hotel has an award-winning restaurant, which serves seasonal produce. The property was awarded Best Luxury Hotel in Manchester from the Eat Drink and Awards 2015.... read more

6408 reviews 8.1
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£ 71

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Novotel Manchester Centre

M1 4LX, Manchester, 21 Dickinson Street

In Manchester's lively Chinatown, this Novotel is just 500 metres from Manchester Central. The hotel features a fitness centre, stylish restaurant and air-cooled rooms with Wi-Fi access. The spacious rooms at Novotel Manchester Centre each... read more

2573 reviews 8.6
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£ 71

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La Reserve Aparthotel Manchester

M1 2JB, Manchester, 7 Ducie Street

Featuring a selection of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouse suites, some with private roof terraces or wrap-around balconies offering views across the Manchester skyline. Opened in November 2016, La Reserve Aparthotel Manchester is... read more

2318 reviews 9
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£ 71.1

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Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre

M1 3DT, Manchester, 25 Aytoun Street

Offering a terrace, fitness centre and 12 meeting rooms, Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre is set in the heart of Manchester, opposite Piccadilly Train Station. Free WiFi is available in all areas, including in... read more

5045 reviews 9.1
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£ 72

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Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

M3 2EQ, Manchester, Blackfriars Street

Located on Manchester’s central Deansgate Road and ideal for shopping, this modern hotel has spacious, air-conditioned rooms with city views. It is just 650 metres from the Manchester Arena. Unlimited free WiFi is available in... read more

3671 reviews 8.8
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£ 74

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Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre

M4 4EW, Manchester, Cheetham Hill Road

This modern, 4-star hotel is opposite the MEN Arena and Manchester Victoria Rail Station. It offers a fantastic swimming pool, a gym, and rooms with LCD satellite TVs. With large windows and views over the... read more

5415 reviews 8.6
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£ 74.37

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Princess St Hotel (formally Arora Hotel Manchester)

M1 4LG, Manchester, 18-24 Princess Street

In Manchester city centre, the Princess St. Hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre, modern rooms, and free WiFi throughout. Manchester’s central shopping district is a 3-minute walk away and Manchester Art Gallery is directly opposite.... read more

2495 reviews 8.8
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£ 74.7

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Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange

M4 3TR, Manchester, The Corn Exchange, Exchange Square

Featuring accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and an on-site gym, Roomzzz Manchester Corn Exchange is situated in a Grade II listed building next to Manchester Arndale shopping centre and only a 4-minute walk from... read more

590 reviews 9.2
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£ 75.05

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Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre

M4 4AF, Manchester, 70 Shudehill

Situated in the lively Northern Quarter of Manchester's city centre, the Crowne Plaza Manchester City Centre boasts 228 individually designed rooms, the Glasshouse restaurant and bar, fitness suite and Starbucks. The Crowne Plaza Manchester City... read more

3314 reviews 8.9
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£ 78.85

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester

M2 5GP, Manchester, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street

The award-winning Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester is located in the city's Free Trade Hall, next to the Central Convention Centre. The hotel includes a health spa, 2 restaurants and onsite bar. Free Wi-Fi is available... read more

5123 reviews 8.9
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£ 80

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The Midland - QHotels

M60 2DS, Manchester, 16 Peter St

The Midland - QHotels is an award-winning, 4-star luxury hotel with a spa in Manchester city centre. It offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Providing a fine dining experience, Adam Reid at The French... read more

3833 reviews 8.9
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£ 89.1

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The Principal Manchester

M60 7HA, Manchester, Oxford Street

Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the grand Principal Manchester, formerly The Palace Hotel, underwent in 2016 a multi-million pound refurbishment and offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford... read more

5017 reviews 8.9
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£ 95

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Start and Finish Line


If you are heading to the Manchester Great Run, as a runner or spectacular, then we do hope that you enjoy your stay in this wonderful city. It is a friendly city that is steeped in rich history and one that boasts great architecture and wonderful things to do!

Start Location 10K/Half Marathon: Portland Street (city centre)

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Finish 10K/Half Marathon: Deansgate (longest road in the city centre)

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Since 2017, the race is sponsored by Simplyhealth, as the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. It’s one of UK’s largest running events together with the Virgin London Marathon and the Great North Run in Newcastle and South Shields.

What you need to look out for when choosing your accommodation


When making reservations for accommodation in the city, and you are on a fight budget, your best options are to go for cheap hotels and bed and breakfasts. For your average budget hotel in the city, you can expect to budget around £57 per night, for a double room. A B&B will cost you slightly more, but you do get a breakfast, something which you will appreciate before the run and the day afterwards.

The good news is that there is no shortage of cheap hotels or bed and breakfast accommodation in central Manchester. If you wish to save even more money. then online booking will save you extra pennies. Just be sure to throughly check what the price includes, such as breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

It’s also a good idea to shop around and to read reviews if at all possible. These reviews give you always a good source of information, and can give you that much needed personal point of view. The main points to look out for are locality, cleanliness and what you get for your money. 

What is it like to run the Great Manchester Run?


If you are running in the Manchester Great Run then you will have so much to see whilst running, helping to make your mind off the task at hand. Of course the cheering crowds will also help to push you along the course. When running along the course you will be able to see Man United’s old football ground at Old Trafford, as well as the breathtaking Lowry and Imperial War Museum.

If you love watching your soap operas, then you will also be delighted to know that you’ll run past the Coronation Street set and along those famous cobbles! You’ll also know that the finish line is in sight when you see the towering skyscraper of Beetham Tower.

Spend a weekend in Manchester for this fantastic running event


If you are running in this fantastic event, or cheering oh a loved one, then it’s a great idea to make a long weekend of it! Manchester has so much to offer you, so why not arrive in Manchester on the Friday and then stay on until Monday.

No matter how long you stay, there really is so much to see and do. The great news is that although Manchester can seem like a large and overwhelming city, the city centre is in fact very accessible on foot and, will actually only take you around an hour to navigate all of its city streets. This will allow you to see all of the major attractions. The Town Hall is slap back in the city centre, so if you do manage to get yourself lost, at least you can always navigate back to this cereal point.

When in Manchester you simply must shop, and there are so many areas in the city to choose from. As well as the world famous Arndale Centre, you can also shop until you drop along King Street and Market Steet, which is where most of the high street shops are located. Towards the bottom of Market Street is the fantastic Northern Quarter, where you find all of the weird and wonderful items that everyone loves to buy when away from home. We promise you it’s well worth a visit! 

There are also many tourist attractions in the city for you to enjoy. Museums include those of the Museum of Science and Industry, known affectionately as MOSI, a must if you are visiting with children, as there is the ability to go for a short train ride. The Manchester Museum is also fantastic for the family to visit.

The great news is that both of these museums offer free entry. If the weather stays dry then it is also worth having a stroll around the Botanical Gardens with an impromptu picnic!

Location and some facts


Name : Great Manchester Run

When : Sunday 19 May 2019

Start Location : The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street.

Finish : Deansgate

Distance : Half Marathon & 10K

Price Half Marathon – £44 per entry, 10K – £38 per entry

Nearest Hotels and B&B’s : in the city centre of Manchester UK.

Additional Information : cancerresearchuk, weather information, transport