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RUNNERS took to a North East city park to raise money for charity last night.

Hundreds, young and old, took part in Newcastle's Big Fun Run in Exhibition Park to raise money for charities close to their hearts.

The 5km run, which is not timed, attracted families, including their pet dogs, from across the region and allowed them to take in the surroundings of Newcastle's Town Moor as they embarked on their run.

Spectators were treated to some unusual sights as many of those taking part decided to run in fancy dress.

From tutus to wigs there was a rainbow of colour among the sea of people taking part.

The Big Fun Runs are set for people of all ages and abilities. The 5km untimed runs are staged within scenic parks throughout the United Kingdom from June to October and there are 18 locations to choose from.

Those taking part can chose a charity of their choice to run for and can even split the money between a number of charities if they wish to. The next Big Fun Run will take place in Liverpool on Saturday, August 17, in Sefton Park.

If you are interested in taking part in one of the Big Fun Runs elsewhere in the country this year or want to find out about Big Fun Runs being held in 2014, then visit to enter or for all the information you will need on the event.


RAISING MONEY The AAF McQuay Girls ran Fun Run 2013 at Exhibition Park in Newcastle for the Cancer Research charity
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 30, 2013
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