A decade long wait has clearly been too much for runners in Manchester with news that the upcoming marathon is now sold out. The Greater Manchester Marathon, which is due to take place on Sunday, April 29, has sold the last of its 8,000 places.
Starting and finishing in Longford Park, Stretford, the race will pass through the Imperial War Museum, the Media City, Trafford Park and Dunham Massey. Deprived of a marathon since 2002, the sell-out field is set to receive a warm welcome from all in the Greater Manchester area.
Race Director Simon Hill commented: "I am thrilled that we have achieved a sell out for the first Greater Manchester Marathon after 10 years. This is already an iconic race with huge potential for growth and development. The support from the local communities, businesses and runners has been incredible and I can't wait to hear the start gun on April 29!"
Another date for the diary is the Greater Manchester Marathon Expo, which gives all runners the opportunity to meet a range of exhibitors who can answer any last minute questions and advise on products to help runners on their 26.2 mile journey. The Expo takes place at the Stretford Leisure Centre from Friday, April 27 at 12 noon, and then on Saturday from 9am to 6pm. As an added bonus for enthusiasts, marathon legend Ron Hill will be at the Expo to sign his book too.
For more about the expo and information on how to collect your packet for the race, visit the event website.