Fun run will kick off Northern Pride festival

The LGBT Rainbow flag.
The LGBT Rainbow flag.
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Entries are now open for one of the North East’s most inclusive running events.

The LGBT 5k, organised by Northern Frontrunners, will return to Newcastle’s Town Moor on Friday, July 15.

The event marks the start of the main stage weekend at the leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival, Newcastle Pride, which also features headline performances by 5ive and Heather Small.

Mark Nichols, chair of Northern Pride, which organises Newcastle Pride, said: “The LGBT 5k is a fun-filled event for both novice and experienced runners alike.

“I would like to thank Northern Frontrunners for offering such a great start to Newcastle Pride.”

The LGBT 5k covers a relatively flat route around the Town Moor, with prizes on offer for the first male and female finishers, as well and individual and fancy dress prizes and a free goody bag for everyone taking part.

Entry details can be found at www.northernfrontrunners.co.uk