The Wigan Half Marathon is part of the #runwiganfestival which also offers a 5k and Family Mile. The event's chosen charity is Joining Jack, which is one of the Run Wigan Festivals Supporting Partners.
The race is run on flat roads and tarmac park pathways. Runners start and finish at Market Street in Wigan Town Centre. There are several local landmarks, including DW Stadium, Wigan Pier, Wigan Town Hall, Haigh Hall, Haigh Hall Country Park and Mesnes Park.