Manchester Marathon 2022: Route, road closures and entertainment in Altrincham and Timperley

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Tens of thousands of people will be pounding the streets through Altrincham and Timperley this Sunday as the Manchester Marathon returns to its traditional spring date.

Last year’s event, postponed until October by the pandemic, saw 40,000 take part and raise £7.4million for a variety of good causes.

Starting on the A56 close to the Old Trafford football ground, the 26.2-mile race will be following its now familiar route through Greater Manchester with a substantial section in Altrincham and Timperley.

Bus travellers and drivers should expect a number of diversions on the day, with many roads completely closed for several hours.

The route

The race will start under the arch at White City Way on the A56. Runners will then turn off and make their way past Old Trafford as they head up towards Upper Chorlton Road. They’ll then carry on towards the city centre via Chorlton Road passing Hulme.

Once in the city centre, they will loop back on Bridgewater Way towards Stretford, which becomes Chester Road, and then Cross Street.

Continuing on through Sale, runners will reach Timperley when they turn on to Park Road.

Runners on Market Street in last October’s Manchester Marathon

They’ll then continue to Timperley village, turning right on to Stockport Road and continuing over the flyover before turning left on to Barrington Road. They’ll do then a circuit through Altrincham town centre, turning up Stamford Street and on past Altrincham Market before turning down Regent Road and then back down Stamford New Road.

Runners will then turn right back on to the flyover and down Stockport Road and on to Shaftesbury Avenue, before turning left on to Thorley Lane and then back into Timperley village and up Stockport Road into Brooklands. At Chorlton-Cum Hardy on Edge Lane, they will be near the finish line on Talbot Road through Seymour Grove.

The full route can be viewed here.

Road closures in Timperley

Washway Road/Manchester Road – Closed 7.30am-3pm
Park Road West – Closed 9.35am-2.15pm
Park Road East – Closed 9.35am-2.15pm
Timperley Village junction – Closed 7am-4.15pm
Stockport Road – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Shaftesbury Avenue – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Woodlands Parkway (to Woodlands Court) – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Moss Lane (Thorndale Grove to Stockport Road – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Wood Lane (Stockport Road to Stanley Drive) – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Thorley Lane (Stockport Road to Granville Road) – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Thorley Lane (Granville Road – the village) – Closed 7am-4.15pm

Road closures in Altrincham

Barrington Road (to Woodlands Road junction) – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Stamford New Road – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Moss Lane (to Oakfield Road junction) – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Railway Street – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Regent Road (to Market Street) – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Market Street – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Post Office Street – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Kingsway – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Stamford Street – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Victoria Street – Closed 8.30am-3.45pm
Woodlands Road (from Barrington Road junction) – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Woodlands Parkway (to Woodlands Court) – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm
Moss Lane (Thorndale Grove to Stockport Road – Closed 8.30am-4.15pm

A map showing the full road closures:

Entertainment along the route

As ever, there will be entertainment for spectactors along the route.

Within Altrincham and Timperley, look out for the Rock Choir, The Music Place Choir and the Little Belters children’s choir.

Here are all the entertainment and cheer points along the route in Altrincham and Timperley:

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