YOUNGSTERS in east Cleveland are preparing for the first Redcar Junior Fun Run on Sunday, March 10.

Runners will start at the Kirkleatham Showground and run through the woodlands at Kirkleatham. Marshals from New Marske Harriers will be in attendance around the course to ensure there are no problems.

Organisers from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and New Marske Harriers said the safety of the children was the top priority and for that reason the run has been kept well away from main roads. It is also hoped that the event will encourage more youngsters to take part in sporting activities.

Schools and community groups have also been invited to take part. There will be goody bags and T-shirts for all runners.

For an entry form, contact (01642) 444373 or email events_team