DIABTES UK are urging people to go the extra mile on Sunday, May 20 by taking part in this year’s Simply Health Great Manchester Run for the charity.

The iconic race sees thousands of runners take on both the 10k and half marathon challenges, making the event suitable for all athletic abilities.

Runners will take in views of some of the city’s most significant landmarks, including Old Trafford Football Ground, the Imperial War Museum and the Beetham Tower.

Diabetes is a serious condition that, if not properly managed, can lead to devastating complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and amputation.

Every day about 700 people are diagnosed with diabetes, so every mile you run and every pound you raise for Diabetes UK will help us realise a world where diabetes can do no harm.

All runners who join the Diabetes UK team receive a branded vest, crazy hair, a fundraising toolkit, online support and training tips.

They will also be cheered on by Diabetes UK supporters along the route, giving them an extra boost towards the finish line. To sign up visit diabetes.org.uk/greatmanchester- run Stephen Ryan Diabetes UK