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Events Calendar 2024

Great Manchester Run 2024
VIP Experience

- Sunday 26th May 2024
 

Get your heart racing!

If you’ve ever been to the GMR before, you’ll know toilets, bag storage and refreshments involve long queues. Our VIP offer takes care of that and gets you a FREE race ticket saving up to £49...

Come and join us on Manchester's biggest running event.. All you have to do is run!

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Olympic

Cycle Challenge

- Manchester Veledrome, Friday 9th August 2024
 

Battle it out in a timed challenge at the home of British Cycling during the 2024 Olympics!

One team of 4 cyclists will be crowned out of 8 teams from across Mancunian industries in the National Cycling Centre… Is your company up for this exclusive challenge?

Register your organisation's interest below, and you'll be the first to know when the Challenge is live!

Ghyll Head Trekking Challenge

- Lake District, Friday 23rd August 2024
 

Our longest-runnning event is our outdoor endurance challenge, and in its 4th year we’re heading to the stunning Lake District!

We Love MCR partners can join us at the Ghyll Head Outdoor Education & Activity Centre, for a perfect blend of team-building and scenic trekking with inclusive difficulty levels.

Partners can register interest below, and will be the first to know when the Ghyll Head Trekking Challenge is live!

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Past Events

We Love MCR Sponsored Firewalk returns with a bang!

​- St. Ann's Square, January 2024

 

This January, the only firewalk to ever take place in Manchester city centre returned in style.

70 brave ‘soles’ took the unique opportunity to walk on two lanes of fire in St. Ann’s Square, with a thumping live drum soundtrack. An unforgettable experience which raised over £26,000 for our work with Manchester's communities and young people.

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Great Manchester Run 2023
VIP Experience

​- May 2023
 

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.

After an initial success with our biggest ever running team of 60 in 2022, we built on that and more than doubled to 128 runners in 2023 - making it our biggest team of participants for any fundraising event ever!

 

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!

Valentine's Dip Challenge

- Sale Water Park, 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

- Lake District, 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 corporate team event are in our blog post below! 

We Love MCR Abseil Challenge

- Castlefield, 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

- 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!

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Sponsored Firewalk 2021

- St. Peter's Square, 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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