RUNNERS limbering up for the 2015 5k Riverside Run are officially under starter’s orders this week.


The popular road race is officially launched on Friday with The Cleveland Centre on board as the event’s new headline sponsor.


The run – aimed at runners, walkers and charity fundraisers of all ages and abilities – is now in its fifth year and takes place from Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Sunday, May 31.


That means there’s plenty of time for beginners and couch potatoes to get in shape and join elite athletes and club runners for the colourful family event.

The Cleveland Centre 5k Riverside Run will be formally launched at the Stadium on Friday (March 6) when representatives from Middlesbrough Council and the shopping centre will be joined by local runners.


Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “Middlesbrough is proud to host some of the region’s best running events, and the Riverside Run is growing in popularity every year.


“The 5k is ideal for beginners, and is also a great opportunity for charity fundraisers to raise much needed cash for good causes.


“We’re looking forward to another great turn-out, so I’d urge anyone planning to take part to get their application in soon.”


Cleveland Centre Manager Graeme Skillen said: “As an organisation committed to supporting our local community, Cleveland Centre is delighted to be headline partner for this year’s Riverside Run.


“It is a highly popular and well respected event for runners of all abilities that promotes positive activity and community spirit, as well as helping to raise money for many worthwhile causes.”
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 to take part will soon be available at venues across the town and entries can be submitted online.


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