The SimplyHealth Great Manchester 10k run Back with Additional distance

The SimplyHealth Great Manchester 10k run will take place on Monday the 29th of May and for the first time will also have a brand new half marathon 13.1 mile distance which has already been sold out.

The Great North Run first began 1981 and been continuing annually ever since with the participation of over a million people including Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, who has won the Great run three times in a row.

Regarding the event in Manchester, Communications Manager at The Great Run Company, Kerry Simpson said that the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run was first staged as a legacy event following the Commonwealth Games, held in Manchester in 2002, and has now grown to be the largest of its kind in Europe.

People can also run in support of various charities like the Cancer Research UK, British Heart foundation, The Christie and many others.

 Ms Simpson said: “This year the event will celebrate its 15th staging, and over this time we have met many inspiring and extraordinary people who have done some amazing things for charity.

The previous day, there will also be an event, Junior and Mini run, organised for children from 3-15 years of age in Manchester city centre in which the kids will be giving running t-shirts and medals.

As for what to expect from the event this year, Ms Simpson said:

“The 10k, Junior and Mini runs, Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester, and a brand-new half marathon will ensure that the North West once again witnesses a spectacular Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run weekend in the heart of the city”.

Are you taking part in the Great Manchester Run? Let us know what part of the run you are looking forward to in the comment section.

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