The Great Manchester Run is going ahead today following talks about security

RunDean Mouhtaropoulos / GettyThe run will go ahead with extra security in force.

The Great Manchester Run is Europe’s largest 10km run, with over 35,000 runners last year.

Following the Manchester Arena Attack last week, there were talks over security concerns. However, Greater Manchester Police and the city council gave the run the go-ahead, with extra security forces expected.

“Manchester is a truly resilient city and we look forward to successfully hosting these great sporting events,” said city councillor Luthfur Rahman.

Coverage of the event will start at 12:30pm today, with a few celebrities expected to take part including Denise Welch, and musician Peter Hook.

“Thank you for your patience over the last few difficult days. We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester on Sunday,” the Great Run website states.

More details about where and when the run will take place can be found on the Manchester Evening News website.



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