We Love MCR charity launches 10k run to help us fall in love with the city again

The Landmarks of Manchester 10k route will take in some of the most significant places in our city to uncover and celebrate our history
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For everyone who wants to get fit, have a bit of fun, and re-discover the landmarks of their fine city, We Love MCR Charity has a solution – the new Landmarks of Manchester 10k.

From 29th March (subject to review) some government restrictions will be eased, permitting people to travel into Manchester’s city centre for exercise.

Non-competitive and COVID-compliant, the 10k run/walk route across Manchester allows runners to complete a circular route taking you past some of the places where Manchester’s history was written.

Some of the 14 Landmarks the route takes you past include Canal Street in the vibrant gay village; China Town’s Chinese Arch; Manchester’s iconic Central Library; the Hacienda site; Rusholme’s ‘Curry Mile’; and The Pankhurst Centre, where the Pankhursts forged the campaign for Votes for Women.

You’ll also pass the Rutherford Building, where Ernest Rutherford first split the atom; the National Computing Centre, where Alan Turing helped to create the first programmable computer; and, of course, the Vimto Statue, honouring the region’s purple nectar.

There will also be a competition – to crown the “Best Selfie or Video” submitted by a Landmarks runner. The Lord Mayor of Manchester will review the entries, and the two entries which best capture the spirit of the event will win a prize.

“Now is the perfect time to fall in love with our city again!” said Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Tommy Judge.

“The Landmarks of Manchester 10k route will take you past some of the most significant places in our incredible history.

“We’re blessed with such diverse heritage and rich scientific breakthroughs – this 10k run will help us all to uncover and celebrate our history.

“Please take part as a walker or a runner, and please raise some sponsorship for We Love MCR Charity – a great charity which I’m proud to Chair.”

All sponsorship raised from the Landmarks of Manchester virtual 10k will go directly to support ambitious communities and young Mancunians who know how they can improve their lives as we emerge from the pandemic.

So go on – fall in love with Manchester (again!), and help We Love MCR Charity to support Manchester even more.

The event is open from 29th March to 31st July 2021. The Landmarks 10k isn’t an officially measured and registered 10k course, and people should only run or walk it either alone or with members of their own household, until restrictions on this change. To enter the Landmarks of Manchester 10k, go to s.surveyplanet.com or visit We Love MCR Charity’s website We Love Mcr Charity .

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