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Blue Run returns today - and this time the whole world can join in!

The Blue Run is back for 2021 – but not as you know it!

This time it’s your run, your way. You can choose to walk, jog, or run your chosen distance of 2, 5 or 10km.

This can be done by doing laps in your garden, on a treadmill or at your local park – it’s up to you!

Maybe you’ll meet a friend for a socially distanced jog? Or how about joining forces with your entire household? From Manchester to Melbourne; it’s open to all!

However you decide to tackle the Blue Run from home this Sunday, you’ll be making a vital difference to the lives of children and young adults in Manchester.

Every penny raised will go towards CITC’s new Cityzens Giving for Recovery project, which harnesses the power of football to support mental wellbeing in people aged 14-25. 

The programme forms part of the wide-ranging ‘Cityzens Giving for Recovery’ initiative, which aims to make a positive difference in response to the COVID-19 pandemic via targeted projects near each of City Football Group’s ten clubs.

Since June, City Football Group has matched donations pound for pound from kind-hearted City fans and partners, so far raising more than £580,000 for recovery projects around the world.

In Manchester, the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s mental health was highlighted as a major concern amongst carers and parents.

So, for this year’s Blue Run, City Football Group will match your donations pound-for-pound*, helping us to extend our recovery project into 2022, when many people will still be feeling the impacts of the coronavirus on their mental health.


Please visit to sign up. Your registration fee of just £10 includes an event t-shirt, medal and training support**.

WIN! Our ‘Mini Blues’ package for fans under 14 years old includes an entry to win a bundle of Manchester City prizes.

Don’t forget to share photos and videos of your Blue Run using #BlueRun2021, so the media team can share your incredible fundraising efforts with the City family!

*To a limit of £500,000 across all projects - see FAQs for more info

**UK participants only.

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