over 2,500 women took part in the popular event. The six-mile run, for women aged 15 and over of all abilities, is organised by Nova International, the group behind the Bupa Great North Run and promises to be even bigger and better this year. The course starts at Seaburn Park and also includes a 300m run along Roker beach as well as Roker Park.
The girls will be running in their kits and will be joined by player's mums and committee members, along with some of the world's top female athletes, who will lead the field, celebrities and thousands of fun-runners. Captain Stephanie Bannon, said: "We feel honoured to be doing the race. It's a great way of promoting the area and women in sport."
Channel 5 will broadcast a highlights programme on the day and this year's winner will have the added honour of taking home a trophy made at the National Glass Centre, as well as the title.
If you would like to take part in the event or like more information please click on the Bupa link below . . .
Sunderland Women - Running for Life
Sunderland Womens football team helped to launch the Bupa Great Womens Run at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland and hope to raise funds for charity.
The BUPA Great Women's 10k Run takes place for the third successive year on Sunday 15th June 2008 at 10.45am and last year