Great CityGames

BT Great CityGames Manchester

Now in its sixth year, the BT Great CityGames Manchester is once again set to bring world class athletics to the city’s streets.

The event will take 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 BT Great CityGames Manchester is a unique opportunity to see top athletes from across the globe compete in an urban environment.

This year will see the biggest threat to date on Usain Bolt’s 2009 world best performance of 14.35s in the 150m straight, when his Jamaican team mate Yohan Blake steps up to the famous track on Saturday 17th May.

The event is part of a great weekend of sport in Manchester, which includes the Bupa Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run, also on Saturday and the Bupa Great Manchester Run, Europe’s biggest 10k, on Sunday 18th May.

A crowd of 20,000 people is expected to gather to see some of the world’s greatest athletes compete, including Olympic, World Championship and European Championship medallists.

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


Access to the BT Great CityGames Manchester


10:00 Albert Square & Deansgate technical rehearsals
11:15 Albert Square & Deansgate Showmode
11:30 Women's Pole Vault
12:00 Men's 2x100m Relay
12:10 150m School Sprint Girls
12:20 150m School Sprint Boys
12:40 Men's IPC 100m T44
12:50 Women’s IPC 100m T44
13:05 Athlete Intro
13:15 ON AIR BBC 1
13:24 Men's Long Jump
13:27 Men's 110mh
13:35 Women’s 100mh
13:45 Men’s IPC 200m T44
13:57 Men’s 100m
14:10 Women’s 200mh
14:19 Men's 200mh
14:29 Women's 200m
14:39 Men’s 150m
14:50 OFF AIR BBC 1
BT Great CityGames Manchester


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).