On your marks…
All the months of training are over, and thousands of runners, walkers and charity fund-raisers are now eagerly awaiting the starting gun for Sunday’s (September 3) Taylor Wimpey Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k.
The flagship event – now in its 13th year – is one of the highlights of the region’s running calendar, drawing thousands of entrants from far and wide.
And for those who’ve left it to the last minute, there’s still time – online entries close at midnight tonight (Thursday, August 31).
Runners and local residents are reminded that the he full race route – which starts and finishes in Hall Drive – will close to traffic at 8.30am.
Traffic is able to travel south along Marton Road to allow access to The James Cook University Hospital, and there are a number of key access points along the route to allow motorists to exit their estate in case of emergency.
Emergency exit points include Broughton Avenue, Scholars Rise, Marton Way, Regent Road, Marton Burn Road, Weardale Avenue, Reigate Avenue, Hatfield Avenue and Lodore Grove. Access will be at the discretion of the race marshals.
Organisers aim to have roads back open as quickly as possible, and in most years the full route has been re-opened by 2pm.
Everyone Active Events Manager Jimmy Wattis said: “The aim is always to keep disruption to an absolute minimum, and I’m grateful to local residents for their patience and understanding.
“Their support, and the participation of the thousands who enter every year, ensures we have an event that really puts Middlesbrough on the map and creates the sort of memories that last a lifetime.”
- Entries close at midnight on Thursday, August 31.
To register for the 2017 Taylor Wimpey Tees Pride 10k and 3k Fun Run which take place on Sunday, September 3 go to everyoneactive.com/runmiddlesbrough
For further information contact Jimmy Wattis on 01642 200833