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On your marks for 30th Half-Marathon

Published: 25th Apr 2012

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RUNNERS are being encouraged to pound the streets of a seaside town, as one of the region's most popular sporting occasions celebrates a landmark anniversary.

The Redcar Half-Marathon will be staged for the 30th time on Sunday, September 30 and entry is now open for anyone wanting to put their athletic prowess to the test.

Organised by Tees Valley Leisure on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the event has attracted tens of thousands of entrants and created countless cherished memories over the past three decades.

And it is hoped that this years occasion sponsored by Redcar & Cleveland Primary Care Trust - will be the best yet, with a new 13.1 mile, all tarmac route starting and finishing on Redcars seafront.

The main event starts at 10am, with the ten mile wheelchair race setting off five minutes earlier.

The day will provide a boost for the Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland Councillor Olwyn Peters charities the Zoes Place baby hospice, Coatham House in Redcar and the Mike Findley MND Fund, as well as TFM Radios Cash for Kids appeal.

Runners are also encouraged to use the event to raise money for any other good causes.

Race organiser Ian Donley, Managing Director of Tees Valley Leisure, said: This is a major anniversary for the Redcar Half-Marathon and the events popularity continues to go from strength to strength.

"We have moved the event to September as work on the regeneration of Redcar takes place and this will provide a fantastic backdrop for the occasion.

"We hope as many people as possible get their running shoes on and enjoy this fantastic event."

Council Leader George Dunning said: "The Redcar Half-Marathon is one of the most eagerly-anticipated days in the Boroughs calendar and we are very excited about the 30th birthday celebrations.

"The event always showcases the best of the area and brings a great boost to the local economy."

To enter online or download an application form, log onto www.runteesvalley.co.uk

Alternatively, visit any Tees Valley Leisure centre or telephone 01642 492905.


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