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Lord Mayor in 2017 UKFast We Love Manchester 10k challenge

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The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan is challenging runners to take part in the 2017 UKFast We Love Manchester 10k and raise funds for the people of Manchester who need it the most. The race has enjoyed support from the residents of Manchester in North West England since its inception back in 2008, with around 3,000 taking part in the 2016 edition that started and finished on the Regional Athletics Track, at the Etihad Campus.

On Sunday 9 July 2017, athletes can enter what has become known as the ‘People’s 10k’ at an early bird entry fee rate of just £16 (or £14 for Club Runners). This includes official chip timing, a route on closed roads starting and finishing inside the Etihad Campus, a commemorative tech t-shirt and finishers medal.
Sports Tours International, the owner of the race has pledged that £1 of every entry will be donated directly to the We Love MCR Charity, assisting with the Lord Mayors vision of ‘Give a little, help a lot’. Chris Bird, CEO of Sports Tours International said “Helping the Charity through the UKFast We Love Manchester10k is something we are delighted to be able to do.

“We work in Manchester and are passionate about making a difference in the city, so the £1 per entry donation is something that will make a huge difference to so many people. We hope businesses in the area feel the same and will fundraise for those less fortunate than themselves whilst having a great time training and completing the race.”

Participants can also come together for the ‘City of Manchester Business Trophy’ where teams of three or more compete in the race with a mission to raise a minimum of £300 per team for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s, We Love MCR Charity. The team with the three fastest runners will win the sought-after ‘City of Manchester Business Trophy’; and the team who raises the most money for the charity wins a prize of a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Manchester Town Hall and afternoon tea with the Lord Mayor of Manchester himself.

Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Carl Austin-Behan said “We are delighted to once again be the Official Charity Partner of the UKFast We Love Manchester 10k. I ran myself in 2016 and experienced first-hand how it is rightly recognised as one of the regions fastest and friendliest 10k’s.

“I am also really excited to announce the ‘City of Manchester Business Trophy’ where businesses from the area will be challenged to not only train and complete the race but also show your passion for the city and raise that all important fundraising target of £300 per team, which will make a huge difference to the people of Manchester.”

Entries are open now, and the early bird entry fee ends on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity, We Love MCR Charity, improves the lives and life chances of Manchester people. Its aim is to support the residents of Manchester who are in the greatest need to reach their full potential. Every penny raised stays in Manchester, helping to bring positive benefits to communities throughout the city.




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