Launch of ABP Humber Coastal 5k/half marathon

April 4, 2019

ABP HUMBER SPONSORS HALF MARATHON FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

April 4, 2019

Left: The ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon, which also incorporates a fun run and a 5k race will take place Sunday 15th September.

Port operator ABP along with race organisers, Tape2Tape have today launched the entries for the third ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon.

The event, due to take place on Sunday 15th September from the Cleethorpes Promenade will also include a 5km race and a fun run, sponsored by St Hugh’s Hospital.

Runners from all over the country are encouraged to sign up and take part in the scenic race which takes in the sights along the river Humber, the busiest estuary in the country.

At the finish line, runners will receive an ice cream with a flake, a bespoke medal and a finisher t-shirt which will have been designed by a local youngster.

Alongside the ticket launch, ABP is also once again hosting a colouring competition for children under the age of 15.

The winning design should incorporate a running or shipping theme, but children can use their creative flare to draw whatever they would like to see on the race t-shirts.

Last year’s winner Eve Bradley, had her design printed on over 2,000 finisher t-shirts and as well as receiving a family ticket to take part in the fun run, was also invited to officially start the Half Marathon.

With an anticipated 2,500 participants due to take part in this year’s event, the future of the ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon looks promising.

Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber said: “Year on year, this event has grown in scale and support. There is a fantastic atmosphere around the starting line which continues on throughout the day whilst the races are taking place. We’re pleased to play our role in sponsoring this event and look forward what the future might hold for the race.”

Nicola Pattison, Race Director from Tape2Tape said: “Tape2Tape are delighted to be working with ABP Humber to again organise the ABP Humber Coastal half marathon and 5km races. Without their kind support it would not be possible to put the race on with such great value for money entry fees. We love this race as it really shows off what our coastline has to offer. With a promenade finish as well as countryside, coastal paths and totally traffic free road sections, this will be a fantastic event for everyone.”

She continued: “The St. Hugh’s hospital supported 1 mile family fun run opens the day up to the rest of the family. Come along to Cleethorpes and have a lovely family day out.”

To sign up or to enter the colouring competition, click here.