Sunderland Race 2 Remember organisers aiming for record year

Start of the Sunderland Run 2 Remember at Silksworth Sports Complex on Sunday

Start of the Sunderland Run 2 Remember at Silksworth Sports Complex on Sunday

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A run which has become a national success story will be back again this year – and its organiser is hoping to break more records.

Claire Douglas has twice held the 5k Run 2 Remember race at the Silksworth Sports Complex in Sunderland, to raise money for charities which support the services.

Claire Douglas, the organiser.

Claire Douglas, the organiser.

The details have just been announced for this year’s event, and it will be held once again at the same venue on Sunday, October 30.

More than 300 people signed up last year, and Claire is hoping to top that figure this year.

She said: “I would like to see 400 this time. I would be over the moon if we reached that number.

“It is the third year I have done this and it is one of the best days of my year because of the feedback afterwards which is great.”

It is the third year I have done this and it is one of the best days of my year because of the feedback afterwards which is great

Claire Douglas

However, Claire insisted the success was down to teamwork and not just herself. Claire added: “All my friends and family help.

“There have been no negatives. Everyone has said how fantastic the day is.”

Claire, who lives in Silksworth, staged the race to support a number of charities including the RAF Benevolent Fund. It was held for the first time in 2014 in honour of her niece Jade Outhwaite, who serves in the army. For two years running, the Sunderland Run 2 Remember has been the biggest in the country in terms of the number of entrants

To find out more about the cause, visit http://peoplesrun2remember.com/