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Photos: Hundreds take part in Stormont Red Dress Run for Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke

Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Ireland's only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke / Photo: Paul McErlane
Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Ireland's only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke / Photo: Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Job done for Lisa Morgan. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane
ON THE RUN AT STORMONT: 10/02/18 Hundreds of runners and walkers in red took over Stormont today to take part in Northern Irelands only Red Dress Run, organised by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke. Only in its second year the event has proved hugely popular with 400 people taking part. Photo/Paul McErlane

Hundreds of runners and walkers have taken part in a Red Dress Run around the Stormont estate.

The event was organised by charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS), and aimed to raise money to help prevent chest, heart and stroke related illnesses.

The charity estimates around 400 individuals took part in the second year of running the event.

NICHS ambassador and Ulster rugby star Chris Henry started the event with a warm up, before leading off the walkers and runners on the 5k and 10k routes around the Stormont estate.

Jackie Trainor, director of fundraising at Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke said: "The atmosphere at the Red Dress Run is unique and everyone, though a little cold, was in such high spirits.

"You can sense the incredible power and strength that comes from hundreds of men, women and kids joining together to confront heart disease and really make a difference by raising much needed funds."

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