The streets of Manchester will be filled with running shoes
and running gear
as 38,000 take part in the largest 10k in Britain on Sunday (May 15th).
While the city's two football clubs will be chasing silverware on Saturday, those setting off on the course will have their own medals in mind.
Alongside elite athletes hoping to set records will be a vast army of fun runners and those raising money for charity in the event, which starts off in the city centre and heads out towards Old Trafford and the docklands before doubling back into town.
And those not taking part but joining the crowds watching from the sidelines may be encouraged to get some running gear
of their own and take up the sport.
In addition to the longer distance run, a street track in the city will be established and a 150-metre run held, with the star attraction being sprinter Tyson Gay.
Those who have missed out on entering this weekend can take part in another Mancunian 10k when the City of Manchester 10K is held on July 3rd at the Sport City athletics stadium.