Organisers of the Cancer Research UK Winter Run in Manchester have announced that two new distances – 5k and 2.5k – will be offered alongside the popular 10k route. The event is heading to Manchester for the first time on Sunday 28 February and, with the alternative distances on offer, the run is expected to attract even more participants to the north west.
On a course that moves from the Etihad Stadium, the route has been designed to incorporate many winter-themed experiences, including snow-zones, a penguin party and polar bear characters on hand for an encouraging hug.
Upon arrival, runners and spectators will be greeted by friendly snowmen equipped with jetpack snow machines blasting a snowfall over the event village for a special wintery welcome.
Clive Sanders, Head of Events at Cancer Research UK, said: “Every day, nearly 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West, so we need as many people as possible to enter the Winter Run and help give cancer the cold shoulder.
“As a New Year challenge, it’s a great opportunity for people to sign up and commit to get fit, or for more seasoned runners to boost their motivation to carry on through the cold winter months – all in aid of good cause.”
The event has already attracted a high number of entries and standard price for registration runs until Monday 1 February. Further information and registration details are available here.