Entries open for Hartlepool Miles for Men 5k run

The start at the Miles for Men event at Seaton Carew.
The start at the Miles for Men event at Seaton Carew.

Entries are now being taken for a charity race which raises thousands of pounds each year for the fight against cancer.

The Hartlepool Miles for Men race will be held on Sunday, July 19.

Once again, hundreds of people are expected to take part in the five kilometre run which supports cancer research.

It will start at The Domes in Seaton Carew and the day’s events will also include live music.

Organisers are hoping to top last year’s event which saw £30,000 raised for charity.

Michael Day set up Miles for Men in 2012 after losing his father, Michael senior, to throat cancer in 2007.

It started out with a sponsored run to raise money for cancer research and it has become so popular that the fundraising total has reached £130,000.

The organisers are hoping that the support of the Hartlepool public will push the total beyond £200,000 this year.

The race starts at 1pm but registration begins from 10.30am. People can also register online at www.milesformen.co.uk.