Take on a 15-mile urban run across Manchester and come together to fight homelessness. Feel the streets beneath you on a unique open-road circuit through the city’s iconic sights. Join us and use your feet as a force for change.

What you will get:

Technical running top
Sports massage
Finisher’s medal
Free race photos
Chipped time results
Free bag transfer

22nd September 2019
22nd September 2019
Trip duration:
1 Day


Why run for Shelter?

Right now, 1 in 135 people in Manchester are homeless – and another 6 households lose their home every day. By signing up for Urban Rush and raising money for Shelter, you’ll helping us to make sure they’re not fighting homelessness alone.

What is Urban Rush?

Urban Rush is a unique 15-mile run across Manchester; raising funds for a vital cause.

Are the roads closed?

As a unique cross-city urban run, the roads will not be closed, but the course will be extremely well marshalled. Both traffic and pedestrian management programmes will be in place.

Are there drink stations during the event?

Yes. There are several drink stations, and we ensure there are plenty of fluids available for runners at the finish.

How much do I need to raise, and when by?

If you are taking part as an individual, we ask for a £229 sponsorship pledge (plus registration fee). For a team of four, we ask for £799 sponsorship (plus registration fee).

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this pledge before signing up for Urban Rush. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship money is six weeks after the event.

Can I wear headphones during the event?

We strongly discourage the use of headphones while taking part in the event. As this is not a closed road event there will be other road users along the route and runners need to be mindful of this and remain alert at all times. We cannot be responsible for accidents which occur where the runner is wearing headphones.