Sports Tours International has announced that three of their UK races - We Love Manchester 10K, the City of Salford 10K, and the Grand 10K at Aintree - are now open for registration. The news comes shortly after confirmation that the group has formed a partnership with race organisers Always Aim High Events.
First up of the trio is the Manchester race, which returns on Sunday 13 July to the traditional start and finish at Sportcity, next to the Etihad Stadium. Leaving the track, the course moves through Sportcity and on to closed roads around the local area, before coming back into the Campus and a finish on the track itself. Last year saw 3,000 runners take part.
This is followed by the City of Salford 10K on Sunday 7 September. One of the most popular runs in the north of the country, the event attracted nearly 3,500 entrants last year. The 2013 race saw a new men's champion Tesfaye Debele, who completed the course in an impressive time of 30:09.
Last of the three is the Grand 10K at Aintree, organised for Sunday 28 September. Taking place entirely within the grounds of the iconic Aintree Racecourse, the event has quickly established itself as one of the most unique on the circuit. Unsurprisingly, the racecourse is conducive to fast times, meaning a PB is a strong possibility.
The partnership with Always Aim High Events, race organisers who boast a strong racing and cycling portfolio across the UK, will no doubt result in added interest for the three races.
For more information and to take advantage of the early bird registration, visit the Sports Tours International website.