Last call for Miles event

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HUNDREDS of men will help raise thousands of pounds for cancer research tomorrow when Miles for Men returns to Hartlepool.

The fun run in aid of Cancer Research UK takes place on Sunday, July 27, and organisers have thanked everyone for their support once again.

There has been a change to the format this year as the run will start and finish at The Domes in Tees Road, Seaton Carew, but will once again be a 5k race.

Organisers have stressed that people can still register on the day.

The event has enjoyed a meteoric rise since it was first held in 2012 after founder Michael Day suggested a sponsored run for men and more than £40,000 was raised from the first event. Since then well over £80,000 has been raised.

This year will also see a race in Sunderland on Sunday, August 3.

Michael said: “We had just shy of 1,000 men and boys take part last year and we are hoping for a similar amount this time round.

“People can still register on the day but we are already well into the hundreds in terms of numbers.

“The support has been fantastic and Miles for Men has been a huge success since it started, it continues to go from strength to strength.”

Michael wanted to do something in memory of his late father, Michael Day Snr, who lost his battle with throat cancer in 2007, aged 67 and since its launch, the charity has now raised £84,500.

There is a 2,000 limit on runners at Hartlepool this year, with the event starting at 1pm.

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