To secure your place on the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k and Simpyhealth Junior and Mini Great Tees Run start line, visit: Greatrun.org/Tees10k

Time is running out to enter the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k with entries set to close on Wednesday 5 September.

Taking place on Saturday 8 September, as part of the famous Simplyhealth Great North Run weekend, the final places are available for people wishing to be part of Stockton-on-Tees' 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.

As well as the 10k event, there's also shorter running routes that children and young people can enjoy. The Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Tees Run gives youngsters 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. 

Participants of all events can also watch world-class athletes take part in the Great North CityGames Elite Mile, which is coming  is coming to Stockton-on-Tees for the first time, after ten years on NewcastleGateshead Quayside.

The event is completely free to spectate and will feature famous names in the world of athletics such as Scottish stars Laura Muir and Elish McColgan who will be racing over the iconic Infinity Bridge. 

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.

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 Simplyhealth 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 so 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!”

Entries for all events will close at 10am on Wednesday 5 September. Please note that entries made between now and the deadline will require entrants to pick up their packs from the Information Point on the event site. 

To secure your place on the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k and Simpyhealth Junior and Mini Great Tees Run start line, visit: Greatrun.org/Tees10k