More than 30 people have signed up to take on an ambassadorial role at the Simplyhealth Great Tees 10K in the build-up to the race on Saturday 8 September. The volunteers will represent and promote the event at various other races and days out across the region to encourage people to sign-up and demonstrate the positive health and social benefits running can bring.
Launched in January this year, the race has been designed to hug the banks of the Tees and will take in iconic landmarks such as the Infinity Bridge and Newport Bridge. The race will also take in the Maze Park Nature Reserve, Durham University's waterfront Queen's Campus and the Millennium Footbridge before crossing the finish line on the Riverside.
It forms part of the Great North weekend that also includes the Great North CityGames Elite Mile race, which is relocating from Gateshead for the first time, plus the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great Tees Run.
One of the confirmed ambassadors includes Richard Kilty, fresh from his gold medal triumph in the 4x100metre relay at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast. Richard, aka ‘The Teesside Tornado', said: “It's great to be back at home in Stockton-on-Tees with my gold medal from the games in tow and it was fantastic to meet all of my fellow ambassadors who will be joining me to shout about what will be a brilliant event.
“Their enthusiasm was really infectious and I'm sure they will inspire a lot of people over the coming months to take on the challenge and sign-up to take part – whatever their experience or ability. I'm really looking forward to getting out and about with them all in the near future.”
Registration for the Great Tees 10K is available here.