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Yorkshire Coast 10k Runners Asked To Be Green

Published by Karen Liu at 1:41pm 19th September 2019. (Updated at 10:24am 25th September 2019)

The record number of runners taking part in this year’s McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k in Scarborough will also be doing their bit for the environment.

For the first time this year, some 2,776 runners will take part in the event on Sunday 29th September – up on last year’s 2,500.

To make the run more environmentally-friendly, runners have been asked to bring their own water bottles or can pick up a paper cup or aluminium can rather than using the usual plastic bottles.

Organisers, Scarborough Athletic Club, have also got two inspirational runners to officially start this year’s run. 

Author, blogger and running inspiration Nicky Lopez and the creator of the popular running community Facebook page ‘Running the World’, Marc Dobson will start the run and then join competitors on the course.

The club says it has been delighted by the response to this year’s race and is looking forward to the event.

Joint Race Director, Melanie Padgham, said:

“Even with an increase to 2,700, entries for this year’s race were snapped up in just a matter of hours and we are really pleased at the response. 

We are thrilled that Nicky and Marc are able to join us to start the race – can’t think of any more inspirational pair to start the race!

Previously, runners were given bottles of water but this year we will be using recyclable aluminium cans and paper cups instead.

Mutiny and Taylor’s restaurants are supporting the event by supplying water along the course so runners can fill their own water bottles or grab a paper cup of water.

Recyclable Aluminium cans are available as back up if we have a hot day."

She thanked fellow Athletic Club members for their help in organising the event. 

“Once again we are indebted to the club for helping to organise the event and for volunteering to marshal the run and of course to all our sponsors, especially McCain. Everything is in place, we are just looking forward to the day.”

The line-up includes 54 runners from McCain. This year, 52% of the entries are ladies and 48% men, with the youngest female runner 15-year-old Molly Hanson from Hull and the youngest male, Will Crisp, also 15, from York.

In all there are eight runners aged 15, three girls and five boys, whilst the oldest runner will be 82-year-oild Keith Revill from Retford, one of three male runners aged over 80 taking part.

There will be two ladies over 75, with the eldest, Erika Enisz from Billingham.

The 10k follows a course from Scarborough Spa along the seafront and around the Marine Drive to the Sands complex, then through Peasholm Gardens, past the Open Air Theatre to the Sea Life Centre and then back via the seafront, to the Spa.

The 10k will be followed by two family fun runs at 1.6k and 2.5k.

Other sponsors for this year’s event are: Ringways, Mutiny restaurant, Taylor’s Bar & Kitchen, The Hideout, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

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