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It's time to get creative for Stockton's Great run

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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Stockton-on-Tees is welcoming a new sporting event this summer but you don’t have to be a runner to get involved.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Tees Valley Community Foundation are encouraging community organisations to create an imaginative backdrop for the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k.

They are looking for 15 groups to provide installations incorporating movement, sound, visual art and animation to showcase Stockton-on-Tees.

A grant of £1000 is available for each successful project and applications are invited until Thursday 29 March 2018.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Norma Wilburn, said: “What better way to celebrate this high profile event than with some unique and vibrant art?  

“There is certain to be a fantastic party atmosphere and the art installations lining the route will really add to that and spur on all of the runners on the day.

“I urge everyone to think about what they could offer and apply for a grant to bring the race route to life and show our Borough at its very best.”

Successful applicants will need to be available to attend the event on 8 September and provide a visual production of their projects.

The installations must be durable, waterproof and have the potential to last two years, so that they can be reused in future years too.

For further information email [email protected] or call 01642 524599.

The Great Tees 10k 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 is the organisation behind the UK’s leading mass participation series, including the world’s biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.