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Great North Run 2018

Date: Sunday 09 September 2018
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Every year thousands of people dream about running around the streets of Newcastle at the Great North Run and you could be one of the lucky ones taking part in the world’s biggest half marathon.


Entry Fee £50
Minimum Sponsorship: £300

The hospice is delighted to announce we have received 25 places for the 2018 half marathon and we are now looking for 25 fundraisers to complete the memorable challenge.

The world famous 13.1 mile run will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and raise money for the hospice whilst creating memories which will last a life time.

In 2017, a fantastic team of fundraisers pulled on an Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw running best to help raise tens of thousands of pounds in aid of the hospice.

Helen Tyson, Great North Run 2017 Fundraiser

“My Dad spent his final days in the hospice in October 2016, as a family we were overwhelmed by the care and support provided to Dad and to us. We discussed how we could help raise funds for the hospice and I saw that they had charity places available in the Great North Run 2017. I’ve done a bit of running in the past but nothing further than 10km so it would be a challenge for me, luckily my sister and 2 friends also joined the hospice team so we trained together over the summer to build up our distance.

“When the race day arrived, we were all apprehensive, but people told us that the crowds and atmosphere would pull us round. They were right! The majority of the runners are also running to raise funding or awareness for a cause close to their hears, which makes for quite an emotional atmosphere but also a determination not to let down the people who have supported you.

“I crossed the finish line arm in arm with my sister 2 hours and 8 minutes after we set off. It was a fantastic achievement for us both and we were thrills with all the support and donations we have received from family and friends.”

Sammy Fitton, Great North Run 2017 Fundraiser

“It was a total honour to take part in the Great North Run for Eden Valley Hospice, in memory of my Mum. The hospice has a very special place in our hearts as they looked after Mum so wonderfully last year. I wanted to do something in return.

“The Great North Run is an amazing experience, the sheer number of people running for their cause is breath-taking and very moving. You are pulled along on a tide of remembrance, it really is a special event. It’s a huge challenge but worth every second!”

 

If you would like to be one of the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw runners on the start line of the Great North Run on Sunday 10 September please contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 817 656 or email sam.johnston@edenvalleyhospice.org.

Contact Name: Sam Johnston

Contact Telephone: 01228 817 656

Contact Email: Click Here

Newcastle upon Tyne