Still time to enter Hartlepool’s Miles for Men

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

Hundreds of people have signed up to run for a popular Hartlepool cause – but the search is on for even more.

The Hartlepool Miles for Men race will be held on Sunday, July 19 and the five kilometre run will once again support cancer research.

The run will start at The Domes in Seaton Carew and the day’s events will also include live music as well as a funfair.

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

Miles for Men spokesman Kevin Hill said: “It is all go for everyone at the charity at the moment. We have got hundreds signed up already but it is like previous years where we expect more people.”

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 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.

Kevin also praised the strong support from the Hartlepool business community. The charity appealed for firms to sign up to sponsor the event, and Kevin said; “We have had between 20 and 30 businesses sign up and that has generated between £2,500 and £3,000 for the charity.”