A dedicated fundraiser is gearing up to hold her third annual running event in the city.
Claire Douglas, 42, has organised the 5k People’s Run 2 Remember race again this year in the hopes of raising as much as possible for charities which support the Armed Services.
Mum-of-one Claire, who lives in Silksworth, took home the Fundraiser of the Year Award at last year’s Best of Wearside Awards for her work in organising the race to support a number of charities including the RAF Benevolent Fund.
The race will get underway at the Silksworth Sports Complex in Sunderland on October 30 and hopes to see hundreds of people sign up to run, jog or walk 5k.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, the race was held for the first time in 2014 in honour of Claire’s niece Jade Outhwaite, who serves in the Army.
It aims to provide an easy way to say thanks to those who work in the Services.
Last year more than 300 people signed up and now Claire is hoping to top that figure.
Claire, who also leads running group Soul Sisters, said: “I have done a lot more fundraising this year, which includes me taking part in the Great North Run to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now.
“I would love this year’s The People’s Run to see over 300 people take part.”
The run also supports the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
They family event starts at 11am.
Entry is £16 and places are still available.
To find out more about Claire’s event and to sign up, visit: www.peoplesrun2remember.com