Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 13.11.01WHOEVER’S in the lead at Sunday’s Riverside Run, they’ll be running in the wake of one of the event’s key supporters.

As a record-breaking field pounds the streets in the 2015 Cleveland Centre 5k, Race Director Scott Hydon will be keeping an eye on their progress from the lead vehicle supplied by Teesside Lexus.

And the dealership will also be providing the lead vehicle for September’s flagship Taylor Wimpy Tees Pride 10k.

Entries have now closed for this year’s event, with a record-breaking entry of nearly 1,400 in the 5k, and a further 600 set to toe the line in the South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group 2k Fun Run. Would-be runners are reminded that entries will not be taken on the day for either the 5k or the Fun Run.

The two runs start and finish at the Riverside Stadium and have proved hugely popular with runners and walkers raising funds for a range of local charities and good causes.

But there’s still plenty of time to get in shape for the Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k and mima 3k Fun Run on Sunday, September 6, and entries are being taken online up to the closing date of August 26.

Race Director, Scott Hydon said: “Yet again we’ve been delighted with a great turn-out for this year’s Riverside Run, and we’re well on our way to yet another record-breaking event.

“We have a great team of partners and sponsors, so I’m particularly pleased that Teesside Lexus are once again providing the lead car for both the Riverside Run and September’s Tees Pride 10k.

“The car has a key role to play, and offers a privileged vantage point as the quickest athletes do battle at the front of the race.

“But the event is equally about the rest of the field – both runners and walkers – who take part to raise money for good causes or just for the satisfaction of completing the course.

“We’re looking forward to a fantastic turn-out on Sunday – I’m sure all those taking part will have a day to remember.”

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