THE inaugural Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k is just around the corner and time is running out to secure your spot.
Taking place on Saturday 8 September, as part of the Simplyhealth Great North Run weekend, the final spaces are available for people wishing to be part of Stockton’s sporting history and take part in the first organised 10k on the riverside.
The course follows a flat, closed road route that starts and finishes on Riverside Road and takes in some iconic landmarks including the Infinity Bridge, Tees Barrage and Newport Bridge.
Whether you’re new to running or looking for a challenge – this could be the event you’ve been waiting for.
What other races can people take part in?
The Great North CityGames Elite Mile is coming to Stockton-on-Tees for the first time, after ten years on NewcastleGateshead Quayside. The men’s and women’s elite mile races are for world-class athletes who will take each other on at lightning pace, trying to beat each other – and the clock!
As well as the 10k event, there’s also shorter races that children and young people can enjoy – giving them the chance to experience their own finish line moment and wear their medals and running t-shirts with pride.
The Simplyhealth Junior Great Tees Run carries a distance of 4k and is suitable for nine to 14-year-olds.
The Simplyhealth Mini Great Tees Run is the shortest distance at 2k and is aimed at three to eight-year-olds.
What is so special about the event?
Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “We are incredibly excited that one of the biggest sporting weekends in the country, with the Great North Run taking place the day after, is extending to include exciting elite-level athletics in Stockton.
“To also be hosting our first ever 10k race, as well as the mini and junior runs, is a real source of pride and goes to show how Stockton-on-Tees has a first class events programme – with something for every member of the family to get involved in.
“All races can be watched for free – it’s the perfect opportunity to come down to Stockton and support your friend or family member in their race, or simply soak up the atmosphere!”
How much does it cost?
Entry fees are as follows:
- Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k - £22
- Simplyhealth Junior Great Tees Run - £11
- Simplyhealth Mini Great Tees Run - £10
When is the deadline?
10am on Wednesday 5 September.
Please note that entries made between now and the deadline will require entrants to pick up their packs from Stockton Central Library on the morning of the event.
How do I enter?
To register your place in the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k, Junior or Mini Great Tees Runs visit www.greatrun.org/great-tees-10k
The event is being brought to the Borough thanks to a new partnership formed between Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Great Run Company.
The Great Run Company organises the UK’s leading mass participation series, including the world’s biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.
For more information and to view the schedule for the day, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/tees10k