Great Weekend of Sport Takes Over Manchester


If you want a weekend dominated by sport, then look no further than Manchester in May.

Witness celebrity athletes compete against each other at the Great City Games or if you want to get involved compete in the annual 10K Manchester Great Run.

Great City Games Manchester Saturday 9 May

The Great City Games are back. Athletes return to compete in sprint races, pole vault, long jump and many other events. Unlike stadium games, the Great City Games are held in the streets of Manchester, letting spectators see world class athletes up close.

In the past, we have seen records broken by some of the greatest athletes currently competing. In 2009, the crowd watched Usain Bolt break the set record and still holds the top record for the 150m, with a time of 14.35 seconds.

If you miss the excitement of the 2012 Olympics, you can watch Jessica Ennis-Hill on her comeback after the birth of her son. With her first major competition since 2013, Jessica will be up against rising new star, Katarina Johnson-Thompson. This is an event that can’t be missed.

Manchester Great Run Sunday 10 May

On the Sunday, you can take part in the biggest 10K in Europe with the Bupa-sponsored Great Manchester Run. Part of the Great Run series, the run’s path is through the streets of Manchester, starting on Portland Street and finishes in front of the iconic 47-storey tall Beetham Tower in Deansgate.

If you want your children to take part, there is the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run. Two alternative courses have been created for children ranging between the ages 3-15 years old. If your youngest wants to take part, there is the 2K mini race but for those children wanting that extra challenge, there is the 2M Junior Run. There is a place for everyone to take part.

Recover with Indian Food

When you’ve finished either competing or cheering, why not take a train from Deansgate to Levenshulme and enjoy a visit to Royal Nawaabs restaurant.

Try an Indian dish that will blow your taste buds away in a beautiful setting with staff who are there to make sure you have a relaxing time after an exciting day of sport.