Manchester 24 hour run makes ‘virtual’ comeback

After the success of the inaugural event in 2019, The Manchester 24 Hour Run is returning (virtually) on the 18th-19th November, organised by our University students, with the ambitious target of raising over £3000 for “A Bed Every Night” a scheme run by the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

Although the in-person event cannot go ahead as planned due to coronavirus restrictions, runners  can now take part from anywhere in the world.

Particpants can  go for a run or walk at any time from 12 noon to 12 noon and submit their  GPS activity on our website to have their  distance counted towards the total. The students  aim to cover a total of 1407km, the distance from Lands End to John O’Groats.

James Bannister, President of the Run Wild Society, said: “It’s a shame we aren’t able to keep the same group running format as last year, however I’m very proud that we have found a way to run the event virtually and raise money for A Bed Every Night, at a time when they need more support than ever.”

Bed Every night provides a bed, warm welcome, and personal support for anyone who is sleeping rough or at imminent risk of sleeping rough in Greater Manchester.

The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is an independent charity supported and endorsed by the Mayor, Andy Burnham, with the aim of making a positive difference to major social issues we face, including rough sleeping.

The Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity is the working name of The Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Charity, a registered charity in England and Wales (1180418).

To donate, visit their  Just Giving page and  for more information on how to get involved, visit their  website. There will also be a Facebook event and you can  join in the fun by clicking  here

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