Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Marathon Event Going the Extra Mile for Children

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Marathon Event Going the Extra Mile for Children

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ENERGETIC youngsters can now take part in this year's Greater Manchester Marathon with a special one-mile race.

The mini event around part of the course has been created for five to 11-year-olds.

All those finishing the run will be handed their very own medal as they cross the official finish line to commemorate the event.

Race organisers, Xtra Mile Events, expect up to 1,000 children to take part in the Family Mile on April 8. Nick Rusling, CEO of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon, said: "The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is thrilled to introduce the Family Mile, which gives kids the chance to really feel involved in the excitement of the race. We have set up a great experience for young runners. The course starts and finishes at the same places as the official marathon does which makes it even more exciting. …

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