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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Test your fitness outdoors this summer

Friday, May 09, 2014


Beautiful local parks, open air exercise and carefully planned running routes are all on offer this summer as the Summer Tees Trail races return to Stockton.

The fun and friendly evening runs will take place in the Borough’s finest countryside sites over the coming months. Participants will be able to improve their fitness while taking in the picturesque surrounds of the Borough’s award-winning parks.

Stockton Council is working in partnership with running specialists Start Fitness to deliver the summer fun runs over the coming months.

Runners do not need previous experience and people of all abilities are invited to take part, from experienced athletes to novice joggers.

Each race is approximately three miles and will begin on the following dates and locations:

  • 15 May – Preston Park café
  • 5 June – Cowpen Bewley Visitor Centre
  • 26 June – Lordstones Café, Carlton in Cleveland
  • 17 July – Ropner Park café
  • 7 August – Preston Park café
  • 28 August – Cowpen Bewley Visitor Centre

Entry costs just £5 or £3 for sports club members.

Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Culture and Leisure said: “Stockton’s beautiful parks are the perfect location for outdoor exercise especially during the summer months. Whether you are looking for a challenge or would just like to try something new, these runs are ideal for people of all ages and abilities with plenty of support for total beginners. Why not try the next run on Thursday?”

Young runners who are new to the running scene will also have the opportunity to participate as the Youth Trail Races take place in the Borough for the very first time.

The races are open to youngsters aged between 8 and 14 and cost just £1 per race. They will take place on the same dates and locations as the adult races.

Adult races start at 7.15pm while youth races start at 6.45pm. All participants should register from 6pm on the night of the race.

All junior runners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at registration and at the start and finish of the race.

For further information contact Vicky Fawcett on (01642) 524816 or email vicky.fawcett@stockton.gov.uk

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