The huge annual event returns to Herrington Country Park on Sunday and there is a choice of five events to take part in.
They raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer by funding vital research.
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People in Sunderland have the chance to take part in any of the series as part of the bumper weekend at Herrington Country Park starting at 10am on Sunday, May 29.
The event raises funds for world-class research to help beat 200 types of cancer and that includes bowel cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer, children’s cancers and leukaemia.
Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s biggest series of fundraising events. It started 28 years ago as a women-only event.
The first took place in Battersea, in 1994, where 750 runners raised £48,000. Since then, it has raised nearly £900 million towards beating cancer.
There have been changes along the way.
An event spokesman said that they hope around £150,000 will be raised.
Entries are still open for Race for Life Sunderland and other events across the region this summer.
Interested people can also sign up on the day with a Smartphone.
To enter Race for Life Sunderland today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.