HEXHAM’S Tyne Green parkrun, a part of the This Girl Can campaign and developed by Sport England, is preparing to hos a special run, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2020.

The 5km timed run will be held on March 7, with event organisers looking to encourage as many women and girls to participate, whether they be seasoned professionals or complete novices.

Claire Knowles, event director for Tyne Green parkrun, said: “One of the great things about parkrun is that it is inclusive of everyone, regardless of age, ability, level of activity, gender or gender expression.

She added: “Despite this, parkrun recognises worldwide that women are less likely than men to participate in parkrun – even though women make up 54 per cent of registrations.

“Tyne Green parkrun recognises the importance of reaching out and encouraging women and girls to try parkrun as a way to meet new people, be active, support good mental heath and, most importantly, to have fun.

“We have an all-female volunteer team, who will be cheering all runners, walkers and joggers around our course.”

More information at www.parkrun.org.uk/tynegreen