New festival is up and running

BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT:'TRACY MORRIS (Olympic and Commonwealth Games marathin runner and winner of the Bridlington Half Marathon 2003)'MARK HETHERINGTON (PB Events)'PAT BRADY(PB Events)' 'FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT 'IAN ORUM (Ex-England Rugby Union international and son of Bridlington/former coach and player for Bridlington RUFC)'TRACY MORRIS (Olympic and Commonwealth Games marathin runner and winner of the Bridlington Half Marathon 2003)'JO WARMINGTON (CCLIC Sargent Commiunity Fund Raising Manager CLIC)'ANNE MALIA (Menap Area Fundraiser for Yorksire & NE)

BACK ROW LEFT TO RIGHT:'TRACY MORRIS (Olympic and Commonwealth Games marathin runner and winner of the Bridlington Half Marathon 2003)'MARK HETHERINGTON (PB Events)'PAT BRADY(PB Events)' 'FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT 'IAN ORUM (Ex-England Rugby Union international and son of Bridlington/former coach and player for Bridlington RUFC)'TRACY MORRIS (Olympic and Commonwealth Games marathin runner and winner of the Bridlington Half Marathon 2003)'JO WARMINGTON (CCLIC Sargent Commiunity Fund Raising Manager CLIC)'ANNE MALIA (Menap Area Fundraiser for Yorksire & NE)

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BRIDLINGTON has its own arts festival, beer festivals and even a Dickensian festival – now it is to get its own festival of running.

Organisers are calling the weekend ‘Yorkshire’s biggest new fitness and fun event’ and have planned a series of races to appeal to experienced runners as well as families and fund-raisers.

The weekend is being organised by Leeds-based PB Events, alongside the council’s EY Events team.

Paul Roggerman, conference and events manager at East Yorkshire Events said: “This will be a great event for the local community and a great opportunity to bring new visitors to the local area.”

The action begins with the Race for the Future at 3pm on Saturday, June 4, followed by the debut of Yorkshire’s biggest new race, The Grand Yorkshire 10km at 4pm.

Sunday’s activities will start at 10.30am with a 3km fun run along the South Sands and Bridlington’s promenade. All finishers will receive a goody bag and a medal.

In the final event of the weekend, one of Britain’s most interesting new races will come to Bridlington.

The Beat the Clock Beach Race at 11.30am will incorporate an exciting five-a-side beach challenge for the Ian Orum Trophy.

Pat Brady from PB Events said: “With a varied programme of running races across the weekend plus a fantastic evening of entertainment at The Spa, the event is designed for the whole family.

“The weekend is expected to attract a large number of visitors to the Bridlington area, boosting the profile of the town and supporting the local tourism industry.”

The weekend will aim to raise money for charities including Mencap, CLIC Sargent and The Alzheimer’s Society.

On the Saturday, there is entertainment at The Spa with a disco, from 7pm until 1am, featuring tribute act The Southmartins.

Tickets are available at £7 per person, a family ticket, for two adults and two children, for £20 or one adult and one child for £10.

Entry forms are available at www.pbevents.me.