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Events Calendar 2022/23

February 2023

  • We Love MCR Valentine's Dip - Saturday 18th February

After 2021's firewalk and this Summer's city-centre abseil, the next instalment of We Love MCR Charity's Challenge Event Series is now open for registration!


150 brave Mancunians are being challenged to do a sponsored dip at Sale Water Park this Winter, when the water temperature is at its coldest all year, wearing anything BUT a wetsuit...

Support our city's communities and ambitious young people this Winter, whilst having an amazing experience with Wim Hof-trained cold water immersion experts!

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April 2023

  • Adidas Manchester Marathon - Sunday 16th April

The UK's flattest major marathon, and the 4th largest in Europe! If running is your thing, then get your boots on and show you love Manchester by fundraising for us next April.


If you fundraise for We Love MCR we will refund £25 of the entry fee - early entry is now open, click the link below to secure your place today!

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May 2023

  • Great Manchester Run FREE VIP Experience - Sunday 21st May

If you’ve ever been to the Great Manchester Run before, you’ll know that access for runners to toilets, secure bag storage and refreshments can involve long queues. Our VIP package provides the perfect solution, and saves you up to £51... ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS RUN!


Any runner who agrees to raise sponsorship for We Love MCR Charity can get the exclusive VIP treatment, including all the above and A FREE 10K/HALF-MARATHON PLACE! Click the link below to join Team We Love MCR...

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Past Events

Ghyll Head Charity Outdoor Challenge

  •  8th - 9th September 2022

Teams from 8 Manchester businesses competed in a series of demanding challenges in a stunning lakeside location, taking place over a day and a half at Ghyll Head in the Lake District...

Held for the first time in September 2022, the event offered excellent networking and social opportunities with leadership teams from leading Manchester businesses. This unique experience was undoubtedly the fundraising and team-building event of the year!

The entry fees raised a whopping £20,000 for We Love MCR, and Manchester Youth Zone, for our charities' support of young Mancunians in fulfilling their potential regardless of backgrounds.

More details and photos from the adrenaline-packed event are in our blog post below! Fancy being involved next year? Get in touch...

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Past Events

Abseil Challenge

  •  15th - 16th July 2022

​Across one weekend this Summer, we saw over 100 daredevil Mancunians complete our latest mind-over-matter challenge by descending 270ft from the roof of One Regent tower in Castlefield.

Thanks to all 105 fundraisers who made our most-participated event ever such a success, on the biggest ever abseil to take place in Manchester, and raising our highest ever sponsorship total of over £40,000!

Read more about the abseil in our blog post from the days after it took place, at the end is a stunning video of the event from some of our Rising Stars!

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Great Manchester Run 2022 VIP Experience

  •  Sunday 23rd May 2022

We Love MCR pioneered a FREE VIP experience at this year's Great Manchester Run, a unique package aiming to make the run itself the only thing our fundraisers had to worry about - offering them free run places, secure storage and refreshments.

Over £13,000 was raised by a team of 60 comitted runners, our biggest group of runners ever! We plan on building on this success and going even further next year...


Individuals or Companies, get in touch if you want to be part of our FREE VIP experience at Great Manchester Run 2023 for exclusive early-bird access!

We Love MCR Firewalk

  • St. Peter's Square - 13th October 2021

50 fearless firewalkers joined us for the most daring challenge the City centre has seen for a long time!

Over £18,000 was raised in the end, which at the time made it the most successful self-ran fundraising event in We Love MCR history!

Take a look at the story we posted the next day to get a flavour of the unforgettable night...

Landmarks of Manchester 10k

In early 2021, Covid-19 restrictions meant it would be a long time before mass-participation events were back. We came up with a solution for anyone who wanted to get fit, have fun, and re-discover the landmarks of our fine city – the "Landmarks of Manchester 10k"!

Participants fell in love with our city all over again, whilst raising funds for our work supporting communities and young people in Manchester. It still remains a great route to embark on as a group or individual...

Watch the fantastic event video created by our friends at Smooth North West!

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