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Great Manchester Run

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Runners competing in a road race

Sun 22 May 2016

The Great Manchester Run is Europe's biggest 10km road race, attracting up to 30,000 runners in recent years.

This year's run takes place on Sunday 22 May and forms the latter part of Manchester's Athletics weekend, with the Co-operative Great City Games Manchester taking place on Friday 20 May and the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run on Saturday 21 May.

The run provides participants with a smooth, level surface for just about the entire circuit.

The men's event has yet to claim a British winner, the legendary Ethiopian Haile Gebrsalassie having been victorious on no less than five occasions, before announcing his retirement from competitive running after the Great Manchester Run last year. The women's event, however, has seen three British wins, two by our European 10,000 m champion, Jo Pavey, in 2007 and 2008.

For more information visit the official Great Manchester Run website.

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22 May - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great Manchester Run.

The race starts on Portland Street in the heart of Manchester and runs through the city's streets passing close to many of the local attractions including Old Trafford football ground and the Imperial War Museum. There will be music bands along the route as well as charity cheering buses. The race finishes on Deansgate near the Hilton Hotel.

There are various races on the day including races for Elite athletes, amateurs and wheelchair competitors with the first race setting off at around 11.00 and the last one setting off at 13.30.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the Manchester weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the  Great Manchester Run website.

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