The We Love Manchester 10K, known as 'the people's race', returns on 14 July this year and organisers Sports Tours International are offering an early bird discount for the event. Runners reserving a place before the 15 March will get half price entry of £9.
Organised in association with K-Swiss, the race starts and finishes at the Regional Athletics Track at the Etihad Campus, going around the Etihad Stadium. 2,500 people took part in the event last year, with Altrincham's Mohammad Abu-Rezeq finishing as fastest male in 30 minutes, 35 seconds, and Getenesh Tamarate of Belgrave Harriers winning the female race in 34 minutes, 49 seconds. There are prizes in all categories including a first prize of £250 to both male & female winners, plus a free rucksack to all 10k finishers.
As well as the 10k, there is the Toddler Trot and the Corporate Challenge. The Toddler Trot is run alongside the 10k, and is open to children under eight (mums and dads can hold the hands of the very youngest). The Corporate Challenge is open to all businesses wishing to enter a team of runners, with the first three home counting towards the challenge itself.
For more information, visit the STI website or phone 0161 703 5806.