Cross Country Relays


Our 53rd edition of the XC relays will take place 26th October 2019




All are welcome at our relays. Universities, schools, sports clubs, or simply a group of friends. Team prizes are on offer to teams that are entirely made up of either: students at the same university, past members of university clubs, members of the same sports club, or students at the same school. Fastest leg prizes, however, are available to all competitors.


6 x 3k relay, mens and mixed teams

3 x 3k relay womens teams






The inaugural UMACCC relays took place on the 28th October 1967 at Wythenshawe Park, Sale. Birmingham University are by far the most successful team in the history of the men’s race with more than 12 wins whilst Stretford AC (now Trafford AC) have clocked four of the fastest times ever on the women’s side. Recent races (post-millennium) have been dominated Birmingham University.

Over the years the race has been sponsored byUntitled-1 a multitude of local and national companies including Wilson’s Brewery; Ronhill Sports; Fastrax, Fila and Sweatshop. The willingness of these companies to support the relays is homage to the many people who have helped sculpt and cement the reputation of the relays over the past 40 years.

Course Records (University Fields from 2012):

Women’s fastest leg – Lauren Howarth – 9:32

Women’s team overall – Birmingham University – 29:47

Men’s fastest leg – Jonathan Davies – 8:20

Men’s team overall – Leeds Beckett – 52:55



Run North West

We are proud to have Run North West as a partner for The University of Manchester Cross Country Relays. Run North West are a specialist running retailer and event organiser. The company kindly provides a pop up retail store, numbers and the prizes for The Manchester Relays.

We are extremely grateful for this partnership, which is in its 2nd year and we look forward to growing the partnership for many years to come.


For any queries please contact Chris Ward or via any of our social media.