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Running total to boost charities

Published: 8th May 2012

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RUNNERS are set to boost three worthy causes - as entries start to flood in for the popular Redcar Half-Marathon.

The event is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, with organisers hoping that the landmark occasion will make for the best race yet.

While hundreds of athletes are pounding the streets on September 30, the pounds will also be pouring into the coffers of the chosen charities of the Mayor of Redcar & Cleveland.

Councillor Olwyn Peters has spent her civic year raising cash for the Coatham House project in Redcar, the Mike Findley MND Fund and the Zoe's Place baby hospice.

And those charities are in line for a financial boost from the half-marathon, organised by Tees Valley Leisure on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council.

Councillor Peters said: "I am thrilled that one of the region's most popular sporting occasions will be raising money for these fantastic causes."

This year's run, sponsored by Redcar & Cleveland Primary Care Trust, will follow 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.

Race organiser Ian Donley, Managing Director of Tees Valley Leisure, said: "There has already been a huge amount of interest in the half-marathon and we have had hundreds of entries come in. As well as a great sporting event and spectacle, it is also an opportunity to raise money for some superb charities."

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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