Great Run Local Thursdays, 6:45pm, Salford Quays Watersports Centre, All Abilities

Thursday 6:45pm – Timed 2k and 5k runs around Salford Quays’ scenic waterfront. Please note this event is free to runners of all abilities but online registration is required.


Great Run Local (GRL) is a new initiative from Brendan Foster, organiser of the Great Manchester 10k and Great North Run. Working in partnership with the Red Cross, athletics organisations, local councils and running clubs the aim of GRL is to get 1 million people running – we’re hoping they won’t all turn up at Salford Quays at the same time!

Chorlton Runners help to staff the Salford Quays 2k and 5k Great Run Local Events. Everyone is welcome – from those just getting started, experienced runners and everyone in between. Please note children attending must be accompanied by an adult.

For beginners a 2k run (a little over a mile) is a great distance to get started on – even if you have to walk part of the way you’ve accomplished more than if you’d just sat at home watching telly. The 5k (just over 3 miles) gives you a target to work towards – honestly you’ll be running that distance before you know it.

For the more experienced runners out there – 5ks are fast but 2k is a distance where you can properly let rip. This is a new event and there are course records to be set – will you be the one to set them?

To find out more and to register visit the Great Run Local website.

We look forward to seeing you there!