Ali Brownlee 5K 2023

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Event information

This 5K event celebrates the "Voice of the Boro", Ali Brownlee. This much-loved radio broadcaster is remembered for his passionate commentary of Middlesbrough F.C. from 1982 to 2016, as well as his amazing community fundraising work.

We invite anyone and everyone aged 11 and up to come and remember this Middlesbrough legend at a fantastic twilight run. No matter your ability or reason for being there, we would love to see you at the start line.

Entry

Entry

Entries for the Ali Brownlee 5K are now open!

Entrants must be 11 years or over on event day.

Run For All encourages and supports participation from runners of all abilities. Please contact us in advance with any specific requirements. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience!

Entry for runners aged 11-18

Entry for runners aged 11-18

Entrants under 18 require permission from a parent or guardian to enter.

To enter someone who is under 18, you will need to put the details of someone aged over 18 in the 'Your information' section on the online entry form.

You will then need to select the 'Minor' entry form tab and put the actual entrant's information here.

Event timings

Event timings

16.30 Race Office, Baggage Store and Assembly Zones open
18.15 Ali Brownlee 5K warm up
18.30 Ali Brownlee 5K starts

Route Map

Route Map

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Elevation Map

Elevation Map

Subject to change.

Facilities

Facilities

Race Office

The Race Office will be open on Friday from 4.30pm.

Baggage Store

Runners will be able to deposit their baggage free of charge at our baggage store.

Drink stations

Bottled water is available at the finish. Competitors are advised to ensure that they consider the effects of dehydration and drink plenty of fluids to compensate.

Event Village

The Ali Brownlee 5K partners with several local and national charities. They will be in the Event Village to meet and greet runners and to raise awareness of the important work they do.

First aid

Should you find you require medical assistance, personnel will be on hand to help at regular intervals on the course with fixed first aid stations located near to the water stations. In addition there will be a first aid unit and recovery area located near to the finish.

Food and Drink

There are a number of bars and cafés in the area that will be sure to welcome spectators and participants, and are often bursting with atmosphere after the event.

Headphones

Headphones

SHOKZ – approved headphones for RUN FOR ALL events

Using bone conduction technology award winning SHOKZ (formerly AfterShokz) deliver stereophonic sound through your cheekbones to your inner ear.

This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises as well as race instructions from marshals and fellow competitors -potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.

Exclusively approved for use by UK Athletics. Official Headphone Partners of England, Scottish, Welsh Athletics and Athletics Northern Ireland.

15% discount offer. 

There is a 15% discount offer for all Run for All entrants. To receive this discount, entrants must purchase SHOKZ headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact us form here.

 

Race number information

Race number collection

Race number collection

The Ali Brownlee 5K is a collection-only event. You will be able to collect your race number on event day.

 

The Race Office will open from 4:30 pm. Subject to change. 

 

Using your race number bib

Using your race number bib

  • Timing chip

  • Bib number

  • Arm position

  • Keep your number safe

  • Your memento

info Can't run anymore?

Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified

Road Closure Information

Interactive Road Closure Map

Interactive Road Closure Map

Additional Road Closure Information

Fundraising

Partner charities

Partner charities

If you have requested a fundraising pack from one of the event's partner charities, this should be with you soon. If you have not received your fundraising pack at least 4 weeks before the event, please contact the partner charity you have selected directly.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Sponsors

The Ali Brownlee 5K is brought to you with the support of the following sponsors and partners

FAQs