Newly designated UK Superbrand, Arcadis, has been named as the title sponsor of the Great CityGames Manchester.

The live, city-centre athletics event has become a headline date in the city's packed sporting calendar and since it's inception in 2009 it has brought some of the biggest names in international sport to the city including Olympic heroes Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford.

The Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester will take place on the evening of Friday 26 May on the purpose built sprint track on Deansgate and in a pop-up athletics arena in Albert Square in the heart of the city.

Jonathan Moore of Arcadis commented: “Our business is at the forefront of making Britain's cities better places for their people and businesses. So, by partnering with the Great CityGames Manchester we're taking this a step further.

“The games are quickly becoming a jewel in Manchester's sporting crown and we are extremely proud of the role we are playing in bringing people together in the heart of the city.“

Brendan Foster, Chairman and Founder of event organisers the Great Run Company, said: “We are delighted to have Arcadis on board as title sponsor of the Great CityGames Manchester.

“Like us, Arcadis believes people should be proud of and be able to celebrate their cities, we're looking forward to welcoming their staff and partners to the event.”

The Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester is completely free to spectate, taking athletics out of the stadium and on to the streets it will give thousands of spectators the opportunity to experience the sport from a unique perspective, while showcasing the best of Manchester on a live 90 minute programme on BBC One and BBC One HD.

The event is part of a packed weekend of sport in the city that includes thousands of runners of all abilities taking on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run, which offers a 10K and new Half Marathon Distance.

For more information please visit: www.greatcitygames.org  

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