Memory Lane: Race for Life in 2007

Race for Life in 2007
Race for Life in 2007

SUNDAY will see the streets of Seaton Carew turned pink as hundreds of women and girls take part in this year’s Race for Life.

Last year kind-hearted participants from Hartlepool raised a staggering £78,028 – with around 1,500 taking part in the fundraising event.

Runners take part in the Hartlepool Race for Life. Picture by FRANK REID. D22565

Runners take part in the Hartlepool Race for Life. Picture by FRANK REID. D22565

And organisers are hoping for more of the same tomorrow.

This year, organisers have set a fundraising target of £65,000 – and there’s every reason to suppose that they’ll achieve it, if previous fundraising events in town are anything to go by.

Race for Life is non-competitive and women can run, jog or walk around the course.

Holly Howey, Cancer Research UK’s Hartlepool events manager, said: “We know how committed Hartlepool women can be when they really make up their minds to do something. We want to harness that power to stop cancer in its tracks, by raising money for life-saving research.”

The start of the Race for life 2007. Picture by FRANK REID. D22565

The start of the Race for life 2007. Picture by FRANK REID. D22565

Every day around 40 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North-East.

Although, we’re expecting a bit of rain tomorrow, hopefully it will stay dry when the runners take to the starting line at 11.00am.

To help inspire them, we’ve dug out some pictures from 2007’s Race for Life event.

Do you recognise any of the runners taking part in that event?

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• Follow our live coverage of the run on Sunday morning with #raceforlife on Twitter and see photos, videos and stories from the run online later in the day.

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