The Manchester Great City Games offers a unique chance for the public to witness a thrilling athletics competition with a twist.

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - May 11th, 2012 - Located in the heart of the city, the Manchester Great City Games pits world-class athletes against each other right in the streets of the city.

Now in its third year, the Manchester Great City Games will again be attracting some of the best athletes in the world. Superstars like heptathlete Jess Ennis or hurdles champion Andy Turner will be hoping to make an impression on the home crowd. Many current and former World Champions will have also participated in previous years, ensuring the standard of athletic performance is truly world-class.

As the event takes place right in the city centre, visitors can choose from any number of hotels in Manchester to make the most of their stay. The Manchester Great City Games is completely free as an event so there’s also no need to worry about budgeting for tickets for the whole family.

The grassroots and local nature of the Manchester City Games makes world-class athletics competition accessible to a huge variety of people. Young and old fill the streets year after year to catch a glimpse of their favourite athletes in a setting far removed from the stadiums and arenas these athletes usually compete in..

Last year’s event was highlighted by Tyson Gay’s impressive victory in the 150m race which certainly brightened up a rather wet and cold day in 2011. Who knows what will happen in 2012? There will certainly be some special moments on the cards this year so make sure you see this unique event for yourself. Book your trip to the Manchester City Games today!

Expedia.co.uk offers a wide range of hotels in Manchester that may appeal to sport enthusiasts, many of them centrally located within easy access to the venue.

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