Both spectators and runners will be given a fresh perspective on this year's Redcar Half Marathon with the seafront revamped in a £75m project. The event, scheduled for 29 September, is expected to attract up to 2,000 runners.
Situated just north of the North York Moors National Park, Redcar's sandy beach has long been an attractive tourist destination. The multi-million regeneration project means spectators can watch the race unfold from the Redcar Beacon - an 80ft tower that has a 360 degree viewing platform.
Now approaching its 31st year, the half marathon takes places on a fast, flat, all tarmac course, the half marathon is seen as an ideal route for a PB with great views along the coast.
Organised by Tees Valley Leisure on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, the event has been an invaluable source of support for local charities for the past three decades.
For those looking to finish high up the field, a £2000 prize fund is available covering open and veteran categories. Registration is priced at £25.50 (£22.50 for attached runners), entries are available online.