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Love is all around us. Running.

One of the major aims of Love Running Manchester is to raise a significant amount of finance and give it away to some situations of real need. We literally want to see love running - love running through our communities, love running to people who have been overwhelmed by circumstances, love running into situations of suffering and despair.

Below are some of the charities that have benefited in recent years. Local running groups can also choose their own charity to give to by emailing

Love Running to those suffering illness

Love Running Manchester is going to be supporting Greater Manchester Cancer Care at Bolton Hospice, Dr Kershaws in Oldham and The Christie in the great work they do in caring for people who are suffering from cancer or other life - limiting illnesses in Manchester and beyond.


Love Running to those suffering deprivation

Love Running Manchester is going to be supporting Tearfund's Water Project in Uganda. Watch the video below to see how we can transform the life of Doreen in her efforts to get clean drinking water.  

Love Running Manchester is going to be supporting Zacs Youth Bar in Farnworth in their with young people in schools and the local community.  Stuart Barnes has pioneered this work over fifteen years which brings hope into the lives of people living in some of the most broken parts of Bolton.


Love Running to those suffering financial hardship

Love Running Manchesteris also going to be supporting CAP's UK Debt Counselling charity work offering a solution to anyone in debt through its unique, in-depth service. CAP is a Christian charity that provides free expert counselling to empower people to help themselves out of debt through advice, repayment plans and practical help.
In response to the significant needs seen in the local community in the Manchester region, there are a number of churches that have established CAP Debt Counselling centres.


Our commitment to integrity

All the profits raised from Love Running Manchester go the the charities chosen each year and listed on this website. Our costs for operating Love Running Manchester are very low, about 3-4%, so we can give as much as possible to the people who are in real need of our help. We are able to give our chosen charities some of the funds raised the weekend after the race, however, a small proportion of the total funds raised can take up to twelve months to reach the charities. Full financial details for all the years Love Running Manchester has operated can be obtained upon request by emailing Love Running Manchester is a Christian charity operating under the requirements of the Charity Commission (charity number 1154723).