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Ladies, on your marks, get set ... Runher's almost here

By Amanda Ferguson

Runher Titanic 10K is just hours away.

But it's not too late to sign up to join the thousands of females pounding the streets of Belfast tomorrow as part of the Belfast Telegraph Runher Titanic 10k women's-only event.

Established in 2007, Belfast Telegraph Runher is Northern Ireland's largest female-only running event.

The race is open to walkers, joggers and runners – and we have added an new element for schoolchildren. A series of events will take place from noon tomorrow.

The Big School Run kicks off proceedings at midday, following by a Dash for Kids at 1.15pm.

Then at 1.45pm there will be a warm-up session with Fitness Freddie at the paddock area adjacent to the slipways where the Runher Titanic 10K event will be started at 2pm by Belfast Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon.

Dame Mary Peters and Commonwealth boxing bronze medallist Alanna Audley-Murphy will be among the well-known women taking part in the main event.

The completely flat course will see participants running down the side of the dry dock under Samson and Goliath, over the new Sam Thompson bridge and through Victoria Park.

Race director Michael Jenkins from Pure Running said: "The free Big School Run is a departure from anything we have done before to widen the scope of Belfast Telegraph Runher as a family day out in partnership with the Urban Sports Academy at T13."

Online entry has closed. You can enter today for £20 at Pure Running Event Registration or on race day at Titanic Quarter to 1pm sharp. There is no guarantee of a goodie bag or T-shirt for late entrants. For more information visit runher.co.uk.

Results, stories and pictures in Monday's Belfast Telegraph.

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"It will be fantastic to stage tomorrow's Belfast Telegraph Runher in such a great new location. The start and finish at Titanic Belfast will give us a lot more space and it will be even better to run on a flat course. The event will be even bigger and better with the addition of the Big School Run."

Belfast Telegraph marketing manager Joanne Uprichard

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