Race is on for ladies' night

SHE may look "pretty dangerous" with her tattoos, but Ruby Rose says "even I wouldn't run by myself at night".

SHE may look "pretty dangerous" with her tattoos, but Ruby Rose says "even I wouldn't run by myself at night".

Rose, a television personality and DJ, is an ambassador for Australia's first ever women-only night race, designed to provide a safe environment for women to reclaim the streets at night through running.

The inaugural event will take place on May 3, and thousands of women are expected to complete the 13-kilometre race, which will start and finish at the Royal Hall of Industries and follow a course through Centennial Park. The route will be peppered with DJs and audiovisual entertainment.

Rose said women were often afraid to go for a run alone at night.

"The Nike She Runs The Night will be a visual reminder that women deserve to feel safe to exercise at night," she said. "Imagine what it will look like with a few thousand women running down the street. Men will either think One Direction is back in town or stop and be impressed by the seriously fit women."

Go to Facebook.com/nikesheruns for information about registration, which closes tonight.

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