Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Women wanted for charity run

WOMEN of all ages are being urged to take part in a 5km sponsored run to raise money for charity.

Organised by Cancer Research UK, Race for Life will take place in Hartlepool on June 7.

It is hoped more than 2,000 women will either walk, jog or run the course along Coronation Drive between Hartlepool and Seaton Carew.

Organisers are hoping to raise more than £90,000 for charity.

Emma Surrey, assistant sports development officer with Hartlepool Council, said: "We are delighted to be hosting the Race for Life again. It is a wonderful opportunity for women of all ages to have fun, explore the challenges of running and support the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK."

The council’s sports development team is staging a seven-week training programme.

The Begin 2 Run sessions will take place at Summerhill Country Park on Thursdays between 6pm and 7pm from April 23. The programme costs £10 per person.

For more information about the Begin 2 Run sessions or to book a place contact Emma Surrey on 01429-284049 or email For further details about the Race for Life visit

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