Runners took to the streets to raise cash for Hartlepool hospice

The Alice House Hospice 5miler fun run starting at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club.
The Alice House Hospice 5miler fun run starting at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club.

Runners from across Hartlepool took to the streets at the weekend to raise money for the town’s hospice.

Dozens of people took part in the 5miler event to boost funds for Alice House.

Runners take to the streets of Hartlepool.

Runners take to the streets of Hartlepool.

The runners gathered at the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club, in Fleet Avenue, for the event on Sunday.

Greg Hildreth, a spokesman for the charity, said this is the second time it has organised the 5miler and he was pleased with the turnout.

Although the run is open to children they didn’t have any taking part this year, but there were adults of all ages, even into their 70s.

Greg said: “This is one of the smaller events we do, but we are hoping to keep it going and get more people taking part.

It was a really good day

Greg Hildreth

“It was a really good day, everyone enjoyed it.”

Greg said he would like to thank everyone who supported the event, including the yacht club, the Burn Road Harriers, all the runners who took part and the Spar shop, in Powlett Road.

The Hartlepool 5Miler, is a sponsored and timed fun run which first took place a few years ago and raised almost £3,000 for Alice House Hospice, which serves the people of Hartlepool and East Durham.

Runners set off from the Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club to the bottom of Station Lane and back.

Raising cash for Alice House.

Raising cash for Alice House.

To support the charity, visit www.alicehousehospice.co.uk.

The Alice House Hospice 5miler fun run.

The Alice House Hospice 5miler fun run.