Good news. After a year off thanks to COVID 19 one of the biggest running events of the local calendar is back on. Thanks to a partnership between Run for All and Middlesbrough Council, the Middlesbrough 10k is back for 2021.
However, with the process of reopening still underway it won’t be happening until November 7th this year. By then, they hope to be able to run the event with as few restrictions as possible.
Anyone who entered the event in 2020 will soon get an email confirming the new date and that their applications have been bumped over.
Mike Tomlinson, CEO of Run For All, said this was a chance for the community to come together. “The community spirit surrounding this event is second to none. Over the years entrants have helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for local causes,” he said. “The pandemic significantly affected so many charities and so we hope that we can come together to celebrate and support as many worthy causes as possible.”
The new 10k route will take in landmarks such as the Riverside Stadium, Teeside University, and the Transporter bridge before moving into the grand finale at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art on Centre Square.
However, as the council are awaiting government guidance, they have decided to postpone the Ali Brownlee Riverside 5K and Fun Runs to September 2022.
“There’s plenty of time for runners and walkers to get in shape ahead of the big day in November, and of course the thousands who turn out to cheer them on are just as important,” said Councillor Dorothy Davison, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Adult Social Care & Public Health. “The 10k is also a fantastic opportunity for local and national charities to raise much-needed funds, and after a year of lockdowns, closures and disruption that’s more important than ever for countless good causes.
So if you fancy a bit of a run around you’ve got almost six months to get yourself into shape. The event is open to anyone over the age of 15 and you can complete it in any way you like, whether you want to run, walk, jog or even skip round the course, it’s entirely up to you.
Entries are now open online at www.runforall.com