DURHAM Wildlife Trust has organised a fundraising fun run at one of its reserves – and is looking for the runners of the future to take part.

The trust’s first 5k Run Rainton Fun Run and Joe’s Pond Toddle will take place on Saturday, August 18 at the trust’s headquarters, Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve near Houghton-le-Spring.

Beginning at 10am, the 5k Trail Fun Run will take runners over a challenging circuit at Rainton Meadows, including Nicholson’s Hill.

Advanced entry for the run is available for £8, but runners are able to join on the day for £10.

Only advanced entries are guaranteed a medal and must be signed up before midnight on Sunday, August 12.

The Joe’s Pond Toddle for children and their parents will start at 11am and take place on a different part of the reserve. Completing a nature trail as they go, the children and parents will follow the fox and take a toddle around Joe’s Pond. There is also a fancy dress competition. Advanced entry for the toddle is £3 and includes a goody bag if registered before August 12. There is no entry charge for accompanying adults.

There will also be various stalls, tombola, cakes and face-painting.

Emily Routledge, for the trust, said: “This promises to be great fun for all and all the funds raised will go to support our important work.”