The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has appealed for runners to take part in the Ali Brownlee Cleveland Centre 5k, and has ten free places up for grabs.
The event takes place on Sunday 5th June, starting and finishing at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. The race is an opportunity for those looking to take on a new challenge and help GNAAS to raise funds for its three helicopters.
The name of the event has been changed from Middlesbrough Riverside 5k in tribute to BBC Tees radio broadcaster Ali Brownlee who died earlier this year.
Liam Martin, events assistant at GNAAS said: “The race is one of our events where we’re looking to increase participants. It’s a family atmosphere event during the summer and it’s a great opportunity to have a fun day out.
“Our aircraft helps access patients in difficult locations and brings expert clinicians to the scene, giving the patient the best possible chance of recovery.
“The race is a way of helping us to continue our work, which is of huge importance. You don’t have to be super fit to do the run, it’s all about having fun and enjoying the atmosphere.”
Those wanting to enter can qualify for a free charity place are asked to pledge to raise £100 in sponsorship and they can run for free.
Sign up forms are available on our fundraising page: https://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/middlesbrough-riverside-5k/