Sunday, 4 September will see a brand-new event in Bridlington – the inaugural Bridlington Beach 5k and Fun Run.
The event will take place entirely on the beach and is restricted to 300 runners. There will be a Fun Run for children and those who do not wish to run the full 5k.
The event is seen as an exciting new addition to the calendar in the resort, and hopes are high that it will become an annual occasion, arranged initially by the Coastal Services team of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Bridlington Road Runners and the Yorkshire Coast BID.
The event is being held in conjunction with Comic-Con being hosted at Bridlington Spa on the same day.
For those who fancy doing the 5k or Fun Run dressed as their favourite comic book hero, there will be a prize for the best dressed, to be awarded by the Comic-Con judges.
Councillor Mike Medini, the portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:
“This new event will be great for Bridlington, and will undoubtedly help the health and wellbeing of the town’s residents. People will be able to take part just for fun, or perhaps to raise money for charity, and we will also be offering prizes for the best fancy dress as well, especially as the event will coincide with Bridlington Comic-Con.
“I am sure that this will prove hugely popular and will become an annual event in Bridlington.”
The introductory price to enter the 5K will be £10 and all participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal.
Full details are at www.bridlingtonbeach5k.co.uk