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Manchester Marathon

Give refugees the welcome they deserve in the Manchester Marathon.

Join our team of human rights heroes in the Manchester Marathon. The UK's second biggest marathon takes you past all of the landmarks of Manchester, with amazing support throughout the route!

As part of Team Refugee Action, you will receive the very best support, including:

  • A branded Refugee Action running t-shirt
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team
  • An insight into the work your fundraising is making happen
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting and stickers.

Runners are asked to raise a minimum £450 sponsorship, and there is a £39 fee to register.


Why fundraise for Refugee Action?

Refugee Action has been welcoming refugees with open arms since 1981. We exist to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Every day, our frontline staff are helping people to escape homelessness, find work and build a new life for themselves. And our campaigns are fighting for a fairer future for refugees, challenging laws and systems that stop refugees and people seeking asylum from thriving.

This work is only possible because of people like you. With every mile that you run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. By taking on this challenge, you are giving refugees hope for the future.


Sign up today!

If you want to have a chat with us before signing up, Hollie in our Events team would love to hear from you. Pop her an email at

Have your own place in the Manchester Marathon but still want to run to raise funds for Refugee Action? Get in touch to join Team Refugee Action and get your Refugee Action running top.

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