Organisers of the Great Run Local Sunderland have confirmed the launch date for the first staging of their event at Mowbray Park. Scheduled for Sunday 16 October, those in the area can take advantage of either a 5k or 2k run (or walk) at 9:30am.
The Great Run Local offers a national network of free weekly, friendly running events and aims to increase participation in the sport. Anyone looking to participate must register and will receive a wristband (this can take around two weeks so anyone looking to take part in the Sunderland event is advised to register soon).
In the lead up to the first run, organisers are also looking for a team of volunteers. Positions of event coordinator, course marshal, tail runner, photographer and social media guru are all available.
Further information is available on the Great Run Local website.