Organisers of the Manchester Half Marathon have confirmed that the race has been approved by AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races and have received IAAF certification.

AIMS is a prestigious international network of over 400 top races in more than 120 countries. Working alongside the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), AIMS promises to bring international recognition to the inaugural Manchester Half Marathon, along with increased profile for the race’s sponsors, its runners and the city itself.

The approval comes as fantastic news for the Manchester Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 16th October 2016.