Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 09.43.18CHARITY fundraisers are limbering up for a bumper Middlesbrough 5k Riverside Run at the end of the month.

And as they fine-tune their training, runners are being reminded that entries for this year’s event close on Wednesday, May 20, or when the 2,000 limit is reached.

The 2015 Cleveland Centre Riverside 5k and South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group 2k Fun Run take place from the Riverside Stadium on Sunday, May 31.

The 5k – ideal for runners, walkers and charity fundraisers of all abilities aged 13+ – is now in its fifth year and continues to grow in popularity.

Representatives of some of the good causes taking part gathered this week for a gentle work-out on the track at the new Middlesbrough Sports Village.

Daisy Chain Corporate Fundraiser Justine Johnson said: “We are delighted to be one of Run Middlesbrough’s lead charities and to have this opportunity to raise awareness of the work we do to support families in the Tees Valley affected by autism.

“As every £6 supports one hour of respite for a child, we hope as many people as possible will get their running shoes on to join Team Daisy Chain and run the Riverside 5k or 2k Fun Run for us.”

Hope for Holly founder Andy Gowland added: “Events like the 5k enable us to continue to offer support to families and children going through the unthinkable.

“Running for Hope for Holly is running to make these poorly children smile and giving them the opportunity to make lasting memories with their families.”

Riverside Run Race Director Scott Hydon said: “It’s wonderful to see so many great charities from across Teesside supported by people running this year’s Cleveland Centre Riverside 5k and South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group 2k Fun Run.

“However places are running out quick and entries will close at midnight on Wednesday, May 20, so I’d urged anyone hoping to take part to get their entry in as quickly as possible.”

Application forms are available at venues across the town and entries can be submitted online.

For further information and training plans on Runmiddlesbrough events visit www.runmiddlesbrough.com