The Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run

Date: 18/01/2018
Author: The Great Run Company
Company: The Great Run Company

First staged in 2003 as a legacy event from the Commonwealth Games that was staged in the city the previous year, the Great Manchester Run has become one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the sporting calendar.

Featuring the 10k distance and a more recently introduced half marathon, the streets of the city are taken over by runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities for events that see participants of all ages and abilities raise millions of pounds for charity.

The event has featured many of the greatest names from the world of distance running, including Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrsellasie, Britain's Jo Pavey and Ireland's greatest ever runner Sonia O'Sullivan. This year all conquering Mo Farah is planning to take on the 10k.

This year's Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, on Sunday May 20th, will again feature the popular Business Challenge, with over 200 companies represented. With categories for small, medium and large businesses and make, female and mixed teams, there are opportunities for all sizes of business to get involved in a wonderful way to improve team spirit whilst getting fitter!

This year, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with organisers The Great Run Company for the event, with special prizes for members. Will your business be the Chamber Champion?

Find out more and be part of a special event for the city at