Team MFT Blue Wave 2022!

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The Team MFT ‘NHS blue wave’ is returning this year at the Great Manchester Run on May 22nd, 2022.

The event brings you and your colleagues together from across MFT to have fun and improve your health and wellbeing as part of the biggest 10k in the UK. We want to bring back this energy and excitement into the event this year. Supporting your health and wellbeing is a key focus for the Trust leadership team as we recover from the pandemic.

For 2022 we want as many of you as possible to get involved, hitting the streets of Manchester to celebrate the unity of #TeamMFT. This event truly is for everyone, whether you’d rather run, jog, walk or use a wheelchair. It’s all about taking part, building up some team spirit, and celebrating the NHS.

Thanks to our MFT staff lotteries, we have again secured a reduced registration fee of £23 (usually £42), and you’ll also receive a Team MFT technical t-shirt along with loads of support and encouragement from our team.

Anyone who joins Team MFT is also very welcome to fundraise for one of our MFT Charities, however this isn’t a condition of entry and you’re very welcome to just take part in the event. Should you wish to fundraise, the Charity Team is here to support you. You can raise funds for any ward, service, department or project of your choice across the Trust.

For younger family members, there is also the Junior (2.5k) and Mini (1.5k) Great Manchester Run, with charity places available. Contact for more information.

Information for staff taking part in the MFT NHS Blue Wave

Redeeming your token

If you’ve redeemed your token, The Great Run team will be sending out your runner pack, including your bib number, timing chip and event guide.

If you haven’t received your token, please email asap.

If you haven’t already redeemed your e-token, please do this urgently.

If you are having issues redeeming your token, please contact the MFT Charity Events Team

Please check your junk email folder before contacting the Events Team.

T-Shirt Collection

If you already have a Team MFT T-Shirt, we’d encourage you to support our sustainability values by wearing this for the event.

If you don’t, you can collect yours from the MFT Charity Office at 1.0 City Labs, Oxford Road

If you’re unable to attend, please contact

Great Manchester Run – Event Day!

Team MFT will be meeting at 10.30am at the Team MFT tent in the Charity Village on Deansgate opposite Spinningfield (*Please look at the map below and note this is a different location from the Event Village outside Great Northern on Peter Street) – look out for the Team MFT banners.

From there, we’ll all walk to the start line together, leaving the Team MFT tent at 10:50am prompt. Please make sure you arrive no later than this time.

We’ll have #TeamMFT team photos before walking collectively to the start of the WHITE WAVE.

Our Team MFT NHS runners will be at the start of the WHITE WAVE – you must be in the front of the White Wave by 11.15am.

In memory of the Arena Attack, there will be a 1-minute applause led by Cllr Bev Craig.

MFT Chairman, Kathy Cowell, will officially start the Team MFT Blue Wave at 11.47am

Grafton Street car park closure

For anyone planning on parking at Oxford Road Campus, Grafton Street car park will be closed for maintenance work. Please use Hathersage Road instead.

If you’re taking part, we hope you’re feeling ready and excited to take on the challenge, whether you’re walking, jogging, running or using a wheelchair, it will be a memorable day for everyone involved.

Click here to see where to meet.