All runners need a reason to run and we all have our own reason. It can be as simple as wanting to tire your dog out, because it’s the weekend or just because you can! There is no right or wrong reason and it might not be the same each time, but there is always a reason.
Runners come in many different ages and sizes. Some are fast. Others are slow. It really doesn’t matter. Once thing is for certain though, it is something that only you can decide to do, which is why it is so much more satisfying when you reach your goal, whatever that may be.


The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon has teamed up with running legend Ron Hill, who set an astonishing record in 2014 of going for a run every day for 50 years. Did you know that he has ran over 150,000 miles throughout his career and that he was inspired to run by Alf Tupper, a fictional working-class comic strip hero, who worked during the night and tucked into fish and chips before he raced!



Ron will be sharing more of his reasons to run in the lead up to the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon. Look out for them every Friday at 7:00pm starting from December 2nd on our social media pages. These posts will be inspirational to all runners taking part in our marathon.

Now it’s over to you. What makes you run? Whatever your reason to run, we would love to hear about it and will be featuring stories from our runners on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER sites:



To share your story, simply fill out the form below:



*** Organisers of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon may use your reasons to run as a way of promoting the event on the website www.greatermanchestermarathon.com and on their social media pages**