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Events Calendar 2023

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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August - September 2023

  • Ghyll Head Outdoor Charity Challenge
    31st August - 1st September

Taking place in the picturesque location of Lake WIndermere, at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre, We Love MCR Charity and Manchester Youth Zone are partnering up to deliver Manchester's best team-building experience for the 2nd year in a row...


Our Outdoor Charity Challenge dares 8 local businesses to put forward teams and battle it out to be crowned winners, by testing their teamworking, mental, and physical capabilities. There really is no offer like it, as proven by last year's champions, Calisen, seeking to retain their title and already booking their team in!

The event takes place over 2 days, the £4,000 entry fee includes overnight stay, meals, snacks, expert guides, and all safety equipment needed. All entry fees raise funds for We Love MCR Charity and Manchester Youth Zone.

Any Manchester business interested in joining, please email Ged at

Click the link below to see the success of last year's inaugural Challenge!

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November 2023

  • We Love MCR Firewalk
    - Thursday 2nd November


We're bringing our infamous St. Peter's Square firewalk challenge back for the first time in 2 years - this time we're doubling the jeopardy and challenging not 50, but 100 fearless firewalkers to join us! Prove the strength of your love for Manchester by fundraising for We Love MCR while walking over 500-degree hot coals...

Keep an eye out on our social media as registration will be opened soon. Click the link below to relive the experience of the first We Love MCR Firewalk in 2021.


Past Events

Valentine's Dip Challenge

  • Saturday 18th February 2023

After 2021's firewalk and this Summer's city-centre abseil, the next instalment of We Love MCR Charity's Challenge Event Series was planned for the tail-end of Winter 2023, and it was set to be a chilly one...

Nearly 80 brave Mancunians braved the waters and took part in a sponsored dip at Sale Water Park, when the water temperature was at its coldest all year! Participants went into the water wearing anything BUT a wetsuit, then even taking the plunge into an ice-bath, all while raising £22,000+ for We Love MCR Charity!

Read more about the dip in our blog post from the day after it took place, brilliant pictures from our Rising Stars really captured the spirit of the day!

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Ghyll Head Outdoor Charity 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...


Abseil Challenge

  •  15th - 16th July 2022

​Across one weekend this Summer, we saw over 100 daredevil Mancunians complete our 2nd 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!

Great Manchester Run 2022 VIP Experience

  •  Sunday 23rd May 2022

We Love MCR pioneered a FREE VIP experience at 2022'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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