We are really pleased to be an official charity partner for the Manchester Marathon 2021, so why not take a charity place and run for us?

You need to be quick to grab one of our places as they will go fast! This is an exciting chance for you to be one of 35,000 runners at this world class event. The Manchester Marathon 2021 is now the fourth largest in Europe and a major sporting event for the North West of England.

Why run for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity?

Taking part in the Manchester Marathon 2021 will help us raise vital funds for soldiers, veterans and their families so they can have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity.

The overall scale, breath and range of the charity’s support is vast. We help serving families cope with a sudden bereavement or traumatic loss; provide wide-ranging support to wounded soldiers, many of whom will need increasing financial assistance for decades to come; provide help with housing, education and training for employment for soldiers and veterans of all ages; we are there for older veterans and their widows or widowers when they find themselves lonely or isolated.

In the past year, we have helped 70,000 people in around 60 countries across the globe and funded numerous charities and organisations to support the Army family at large.

If you are interested in a charity place get in touch. Places for the Manchester Marathon 2021 are available for a £20 registration fee and a fundraising target of a minimum of £200.

What to do next?

  1. Register your intention and pledge to raise £200
  2. Once registered, create your own fundraising page
  3. Once charity registration is completed and you have started fundraising, you will receive an email link inviting you to register on our Manchester Marathon 2021 race page.

Register here:

To pay your Registration please use the following account (Use your name and MM21 as a Ref): ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 16-20-16 10026961

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Interested in entering as part of a corporate or company team?

Do you know five people or more interested in entering a team from your company or group of friends? If so, contact us on northwest@soldierscharity.org or call 01772 260 356 to find out more.

Got a place already?

If you are an own place runner on the Manchester Marathon 2021, we would love you to be a part of our team. There’s no registration fee and no minimum sponsorship amount required and we’ll be there to support your entire marathon journey. Contact northwest@soldierscharity.org for more information.

Online fundraising

We will also send you your fundraising pack in the post which is full of top tips, sponsorship forms and more. Why not join our Facebook group which will have regular updates and training tips? To join, click here.

Fundraising support

We have got lots of resources to get you started, including extra sponsorship forms and information on Gift Aid. We can also post you resources such as sponsorship forms, collection tins, posters and balloons for your fundraising events. If you need anything, simply email northwest@soldierscharity.org or call  on 01722 269356.

We will support you through your training and be there on the day to cheer you along and to meet you at the finish in our marquee as part of the Competitor Village.

Terms & Conditions

You must be 18 or over on the day of the event in order to run. Once we offer you a running place you will be asked to complete the following: create an online fundraising page and complete registration to confirm your participation.

If you wish to run in the Manchester Marathon 2021 and raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, please know the minimum sponsorship for this marathon is £200 (excluding Gift Aid).


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