Decathlon We Love MCR 10k

12 Jul 2015 to 12 Jul 2015


2015 Decathlon We Love Manchester 10K

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 6th July 2015:  Please note, for those who have already entered the 2015 Decathlon We Love Manchester 10k race packs will be with you this week. For all the latest Decathlon We Love Manchester 10k updates, follow the official Twitter page here. 

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With over  3,000 runners, ranging in all ages and abilities,  joining us at the Etihad Campus for the 2014 We Love Manchester 10k, we can't wait for another great event for 2015.

The 2015 Decathlon We Love Manchester 10k Run returns on Sunday 12th July 2015, with its traditional start and finish at the Regional Athletics Track, Sportcity, next to the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City FC.

The officially measured route of the Decathlon City of Manchester 10k run, which the event is sometimes better known as, starts on the track before heading out through Sportcity and on to closed roads around the local area.  After a first loop of around 6.5km, the Decathlon City of Manchester 10k comes back into the Campus for the start of a second loop and a finish on the track itself, in front of hundreds of cheering friends, family and supporters. This Decathlon Manchester 10k is well known as one of the most friendliest 10k races around!

Find the Decathlon We Love Manchester 10k route map here.

Europe’s leading sportswear and equipment retailer, Decathlon, has announced that it will be the Official Title Sponsor at this year’s We Love Manchester 10k run.

Decathlon will be actively involved with the event, offering giveaways and product samples to runners, plus the chance to receive a free gait analysis and purchase some ‘race-day’ running items. All runners will receive a commemorative branded t-shirt at the finish line. 

Alex Jones from Decathlon Stockport commented: “The We Love Manchester 10k is a perfect match for Decathlon. Its inclusive nature and the positive community impact it will generate through raising money for the We Love Manchester Charity echo the Decathlon brand values. Our purpose of ‘making sport accessible to the many’ is realised through this event and we are excited to be a part of it.”

Read more about this exciting sponsorship here >>>


The 2015 Decathlon We Love Manchester 10k includes

  • Medal and a commemorative technical t-shirt given to all finishers
  • Speedy collection process for the medal and t-shirt
  • Entertainment at the event
  • Free car parking onsite
  • Chip timing
  • Web results
  • Water station on route plus at the finish - in the event of a very warm day, additional water will be available.
  • Massages provided by local physios
  • Route markers every 1km
  • Marshalled race route on closed roads

The 2015 We Love Manchester 10k run starts at 09:30am, so we advise you to arrive before 9am, as the roads close locally.

The minimum age for participating in the event is 15 years old.

Address of the event: SportCity, Etihad Campus, Manchester M11 3FF.

Prizes for the 2015 Decathlon We Love Manchester 10k

There will be cash prizes for the first 3 in each of the men's and the women's categories of:


  1. £250 for the winner
  2. £150 for the runner up
  3. £75 for third place


Also, prizes for the various age group categories.

Please note, if you win a prize in the overall places, you do not qualify for your age group prize.


The Club La Santa Toodler Trot 

The Toddler Trot is a bit of fun for the kids. You will be able to watch your child in complete safety without going out of sight as they run just one lap of the Regional Athletics track. The Club La Santa Toddler Trot will start once all the 10k runners have finished. Approx. start time 11.15 – 11. 30 am

Cost £3


  • 8 year olds & under welcome 
  • Complete 1 x 400 metre lap of the Regional Athletics track.
  • If the child is very young then 1 adult can go round with the child.
  • The child only will receive a medal at the end of the run.


Please Note : due to the popularity of this fun run we will split the children into 2 age groups. Please choose the correct category when entering.

  • Up to 5 years old.
  • 6 – 8 years old.



Official Vehicle Provider

Sixt rent a car, one of the leading vehicle rental companies in the North-West and across the UK, are delighted to team up with Sports Tours International on the upcoming, Great North-West Runs.

We are thrilled to be offered such a great opportunity to support such an outstanding sporting event as well as being given the chance to support local charities and associations.







Check out the official video from the 2014 We Love Manchester 10k below: 


The  Corporate Challenge 

All runners are entered as individuals - no upper age limit but minimum age for the race is 15. You also have the choice of being part of one team. 

- A Corporate Team consists of 3 runners, this can be all men, women or mixed.

- Your company/group/team can enter as many people as you like.

- Choose your team name.

- The winning team will be the one with the lowest aggregate time for their first three runners across the finish line. The first 3 out of your team would be team A / the next 3 would become team B and so on.... 

- You can also compete internally, meaning you can divide into exact teams. ie, marketing, accounts, sales etc..  



If you have any questions regarding the Manchester 10k, please send an email to



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We Love MCR Charity


WeLoveMCR Charity 

Known as ‘the people’s run’, the We Love MCR 10k raises money for the We Love MCR Charity (The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal Trust).

The Charity is locally focused and its primary aim is to improve the lives, aspirations and life chances of Manchester people and build stronger communities.

The Charity supports local Community Groups, Organisations and Charities aiming to improve the circumstances of people and communities within the City of Manchester.

It is proud to be a Manchester Charity for Manchester people. To see what we do please visit our or follow on twitter @mcr_charity


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