What is the Bridlington 5k?

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.  So if you fancy doing the 5k or Fun Run dressed as your favourite comic book hero, there will be a prize for the best dressed, to be awarded by the Comic Con judges.

Councillor Mike Medini, 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.

The Detail

The Bridlington 5k is a day event, linked and promoted with Comic Con which is hosted by Bridlington Spa.

Activities will include:

  • 5k run
  • Fun Runs
  • Competitions for best dressed

Who will benefit?

The Bridlington 5k will give businesses, residents and visitors the opportunity to:-

  • Promote healthy activities to build a stronger community and workforce
  • Footfall to the Foreshores Area
  • Supported by loveyorkshirecoast marketing for local BID business.
  • Expected participant numbers: 200 participants plus children for the fun run
  • Expected participant numbers:200 spectators
  • Expected participant numbers: 150 for associated activities


2022 Investment:  £5,000

ERYC Contribution:  £2,000