Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 15.01.38RUNNERS completing one of Middlesbrough’s flagship road races will be rewarded with new views of some of the town’s striking landmarks.

This year’s Cleveland Centre 5k Riverside Run takes place on Sunday, May 31, alongside the South Tees CCG 2k Fun Run.

The route for 2015 has been altered slightly to accommodate the major regeneration projects currently taking shape across Middlehaven.

This year the route will not travel down Lower East, Gray or Commercial Streets, but will instead take in Shepherdson Way, giving runners a fantastic view of the Transporter Bridge and Temenos before they enter the Riverside Stadium.

The 5k – ideal for at runners, walkers and charity fundraisers of all ages and abilities – is now in its fifth year is continuing to grow in popularity.

Race Director Scott Hydon said: “As the runners come along Shepherdson Way, they can soak up some fantastic views with the finishing line almost in sight.

“They’ll be treated to a stunning panorama that encapsulates everything that makes Middlesbrough great, from its iconic landmarks to the new developments that are shaping the town’s future.

“That’s a fitting backdrop for the Riverside Run, which is an ideal event for beginners, and is also a great opportunity for charity fundraisers to raise much needed cash for good causes.

“Entries are already pouring in, so I’d urge anyone hoping to take part to get their application in soon.”

The Cleveland Centre 5k Riverside Run will have an entry limit of 2,000 runners and entries to the event will close on Wednesday, May 20 or when the 2,000 runner limit is reached, whichever is sooner.


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


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