The Bupa Great Manchester Run 2013 has officially launched in Manchester.
Organisers and supporters have been in St. Ann's Square to drum-up support and get as many competitors as possible on board.
Last year a record 40 thousand runners took part.
This year's event takes place on May the 26th.
Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Rutherford is a big fan of the event:
The event also attracts dozens of celebrity competitors.
Paula Lane plays Kylie Platt in Coronation Street. She took part last year with her finace Tom Shaw: