Manchester City Council

Manchester Arena attack

Manchester is sharing its sympathy and our thoughts are with everyone affected, especially those who have lost loved ones or been injured and traumatised.

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Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k and Half Marathon

The popular 10k run is back with the addition of a brand new half marathon!


Manchester's Greatest Run will be back in the city and this year will bring with it a brand new half marathon distance.

With a 13.1 mile closed road route around this diverse and energetic city, you will pass several iconic landmarks, including two well-known football stadiums, and run down a traffic free Mancunian Way, before finally claiming your finish line feeling in the shadow of the Beetham Tower.

Or follow the tried and tested 10k course that takes in the outstanding sights of the city, such as the Imperial War Museum and The Lowry, passing by the famous Coronation Street cobbles as it snakes out of the city and back where the 47-storey tower marks the finish line.

On course entertainment, charity cheering points, music and amazing atmosphere will keep you motivated as you take on your own 10k or 13.1 mile personal challenge.

Be part of a fantastic weekend for the whole family, which starts on the Friday evening with the free to watch Great CityGames Manchester - a unique elite sporting event that attracts some of the world's top athletes on a purpose-built track in the heart of the city centre, before it's the turn of the children on Saturday 27 May as they take on the Simplyhealth Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run for ages 3-15 years.

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