HUDDERSFIELD people are stepping out for charity in the Great North Run.
The popular half-marathon, between Gateshead and South Shields, is on Sunday, September 26.
About 50,000 people are expected to take part.
A father and daughter team are aiming to raise more than £2,000.
Stuart and Rebecca Wood, of Stocksmoor, have been training hard since the beginning of the year, when they decided to take up the challenge.
Stuart, 56, said: "Rebecca wanted to do the run and started to look at various charities.
"My father had a mini- stroke in the autumn, so I decided I would run as well and raise money for the Stroke Association. Rebecca is running for Breast Cancer Care."
Since then, the Woods have been getting sponsors and preparing for the gruelling run.
"My neighbour, John Philpott, an experienced runner, has been a great help to us, giving us lots of pointers about how to get through it," said Stuart.
"We also held a barbecue last weekend which was a great success. We raised about £1,000 from raffling things off and having an auction."
Rebecca, 24, a market research analyst, and Stuart, will be cheered on as they run by mum Lynda, 51, and brother Daniel, 26.
If you would like to sponsor either Rebecca or Stuart, ring 07966 177293. Alternatively, you can log on to www.justgiving.com/RebeccaWood or www.justgiving.com/StuartWood.
Student Jenna Phillips will be among the runners.
Jenna, 21, who has just graduated from Durham University with a history degree is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
She said: "I wanted to experience a race like this."
She added: "A close relative has had cancer twice and everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer."
"Macmillan is a really important charity that helps not only those suffering from cancer, but also their families, before, during and after treatment."
Jenna was a member of the university cross-country club while at Durham.
She was formerly involved in karate, but switched sports and took up running.
She has also been a member of Holme Valley Moorland Rescue team.
Jenna, who went to Shelley High School, lives with her parents, Peter and Susan Phillips, in Gate Foot Lane, Shepley.
She is returning to Durham at the beginning of October to undertake an MA on the Korean War.
Jenna will be among 900 people running for Macmillan Cancer Relief.
Anyone wanting to sponsor her can contact her on 01484 686289.
Six workmates are tackling the run in memory of two good friends.
The six, who all work at Brighouse air conditioning firm Marstair, are raising money for the Meningitis Foundation.
They are raising money for research into the disease following the death of Jack Burgin, who died from septicaemia in May this year, and James Greenwood, who died from meningitis.
Tony Joyce, 41, of Moldgreen, said: "As long as we get round, I'll be happy. We're doing it in memory of two really great guys."
The men, including Paul Mitchell, who was unavailable for our picture, aim to raise around £2,000.
They are being supported by Rawthorpe AFC, for whom Tony plays, and Waterloo Bowling Club, who Mr Burgin played for, as well as others sports club, family and friends.
The team are now looking for a taxi firm to help with transport costs to the start of the race and anyone else wanting to offer donations.
Contact Tony Joyce on 01484 350861