Great CityGames

Great CityGames Manchester

The Great CityGames Manchester will bring world class athletics to the city’s streets on Saturday 9 May 2015.

The event takes place on the Great CityGames track on Deansgate in the heart of the city and at the purpose built athletics arena in Albert Square.

The Great CityGames Manchester provides a unique opportunity to see top athletes from across the globe compete in an urban environment.

Many of the greatest athletes in the world have graced the track including Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake.

The event is part of a great weekend of sport in Manchester, which includes the Morrisons Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run, also on Saturday, and the Morrisons Great Manchester Run, Europe’s biggest 10k.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of 25,000 to Manchester city centre and the stars on show this year include Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill, Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, European indoor pentathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson and 2015 European indoor 60m champion Richard Kilty.

This exciting event is bringing athletics out of the stadium and into the streets, giving fans the opportunity to get close to the action - and best of all it is completely free to spectate and no tickets are required.

The Great CityGames will return to Manchester City Centre on Saturday 9 May – make sure you join us for a fantastic athletics display.

All the details and timetable information for the day can be found in the Great CityGames Manchester event guide


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11:15 Women's Pole Vault (Albert Square)
12:21 Great School Sprint - Girl's B 150m
12:28 Great School Sprint - Boy's B 150m
12:35 Great School Sprint National Final - Girl's 150m
12:42 Great School Sprint National Final - Boy's 150m
13:05 Men's Long Jump (Albert Square)
13:12 Women's 150m
13:22 Women's 200m Hurdles
13:32 Men's 200m Hurdles
13:44 Men's 100m
13:57 Women's 100m
14:06 Men's T44 100m
14:10 Women's Long Jump (Albert Square)
14:21 Men's 150m
14:35 Men's 110m Hurdles
14:44 Women's 100m Hurdles
14:53 Mixed 2 x 100m Relay
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17 May 2009
Great CityGames Manchester

Usain Bolt (JAM), was the highlight of the first Great CityGames in Manchester. He lit up the streets with his sensational world best performance of 14.35s for the 150 metres (straight).