Manchester not only boasts a population of over half a million people but it also offers visitors a wealth of activities to get involved with.
You could try a bit of skiing or get your football fix, take a trip to some of the best shops in the UK, or maybe visit a museum or a brewery; there really is something for everyone.
For more ideas on things to do in Manchester you can go to: www.visitmanchester.com.
Both the 10k and half marathon courses give runners the opportunity to soak up the fantastic Manchester atmosphere, as well as a chance to see some of the best sights in the city! Make sure you get Sunday 28 May in your diary - you don't want to miss this!
Everyone who crosses over the finish line of the half marathon or the 10k will receive a goodie-filled finisher's pack, an exclusive technical training t-shirt, and the all-important symbol of achievement... the medal!
And if that's not enough, after your run we recommend sticking around to soak up that post-run party feeling in Albert Square where there's a charity village, merchandise stalls, massages from Find a Physio, and of course, the live music and bands at Spinningfields. This year's event saw thousands of participants and their supporters chilling out over a well-earned drink at the Oast House stage in Spinningfields, entertained by local bands, DJs & post-run warm downs led from the stage... so why not come and join them in 2017?