The Club’s charity, City in the Community (CITC), hosted its annual Blue Run event for the fifth time at the Etihad Stadium at the weekend, with fans and sponsors raising £32,000 and counting.

Participants could run, dance, or walk round the 2.5 or 5 kilometre course, all while being covered in blue paint by CITC staff members.

More than 1,000 people got involved in the event both on the Etihad Campus, at home and internationally.

The Blue Run route took participants from the Etihad Stadium to the City Football Academy, whilst being covered in blue powder along the way!

All profits raised from the event will go towards supporting City in the Community’s work, which empowers healthier lives through football for people across Greater Manchester.

The CITC Blue Run would not be possible without the CITC staff.

Lucy Herring, a City in the Community Careers coach, spent the day asking staff what they love so much about the event.

This year you could also take part in the Blue Run through a new minigame on Blue Moon, the Club’s experience on Roblox, for the Blue Run.

The minigame was located inside on the caves on Blue Moon and saw avatars enjoy an obby race either alone or with their friends, whilst being covered in virtual blue paint.

While fans raced through the course, their avatar wore the limited-edition Blue Run t-shirt.

City in the Community, Manchester City’s charity, empowers healthier lives with city youth through football across Greater Manchester.

Programmes place physical and mental health at their core, whilst also creating healthy futures and healthy communities.

To find out more, follow @citcmancity or visit