Many families enjoyed the eventful range of fun activities yesterday, as Active Sunderland held their annual BIG family fun run in Mowbray Park.
To kick off the event, sporting activities were set up such as mini golf, yoga, swing ball, football and hula-hooping.
At 4pm, the 1.5K race began followed by the longer distance of 3K shortly after.
Sunderland City Council’s department head Victoria French told SR News that they were there “as a team of individuals working at Sunderland City Council to provide opportunities for people to take part in activity”.
“What we say is it isn’t necessarily about joining a gym or paying lots of money to be active. Things like this are a great way to show families that there’s a lot of opportunities in Sunderland and many of them are very affordable.”
The event was an introduction to many of the running events taking place over the weekend, such as the Siglion Sunderland City 10K run and the Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon.
Sunderland stars Aly Dixon and Katie Bulmer-Cooke also attended the event.
An uplifting warm up was hosted by Sunderland Apprentice star Katie Bulmer-Cooke with the help of her daughter Heidi.
When speaking to SR News about their involvement in the event, Katie explained that the two had “loved it”.
The event was also joined by the SAFC mascots and Sun FMs Sunny the Seagull.
Ashley Tuck, Active Sunderland’s Development Officer, said: “The event went really well with both adults and children enjoying the whole day.”
Active Sunderland have a summer planned to be full of exciting opportunities of fitness events, such as the BIG Bike Ride in June and the BIG Walk in September.
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