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The University of Salford, one of the world’s most international universities, and the UKFast City of Salford 10k are now Official Partners for the 2017 10k race, in what is their 50th year anniversary.

The event takes place on Sunday September 3rd when over 3,500 runners are expected to take on the 10k route which takes in some of the most iconic landmarks in the area including MediaCityUK, Imperial War Museum, Coronation Street Studios and Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club.

Professor Helen Marshall, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford, said: “We are delighted to be associated with such a prominent event and to work collaboratively to provide new opportunities for University students and staff. Working together, we can promote sport and wellbeing amongst the whole Salford community.”

Hazel Taylor, Head of Facilities Sport & Accommodation Estates and Property Services, at the University of Salford, added: “The UKFast City of Salford 10k is an amazing platform for the Team Salford brand and we can’t wait to explore the many opportunities that this partnership offers.”

Over the past 18 months the University has invested heavily in facilities and initiatives encouraging students to adopt healthy lifestyles and to engage and contribute to the local community, so involvement in the UKFast City of Salford 10k will further push these important messages.

Since its inception in 2008, the UKFast City of Salford 10k has grown in size rapidly and with the help of a number of local businesses and organisations such as Salford City Council.

In 2017 main sponsors UKFast, Salford City Council, Therapy First Physiotherapy, Jacksons Trophies and three Official Charity Partners which are The Christie, Cash For Kids and The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation will help to continue its growth as it becomes one of the biggest and best mass participation running events in the north west.