Great North Run Solo Challenge
With the Great North Run postponed until 2021, why not take part in GNR Solo; a new challenge to get involved in and raise money for charity!
If you would like to support our NHS Heroes and patients at Newcastle Hospitals choose Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity as your charity of choice and encourage friends and family to sponsor you to complete the challenge.
The Great North Run Solo challenge starts on 28 June (the birthday of the Great North Run) and runs until 13 September, the day the 40th Great North Run was scheduled to take place.
To complete the challenge and claim a special edition Great North Run Solo medal, runners need to complete a minimum 40 runs of any distance over 78 days – a run for each year of the Great North run!
Complete 40 runs in 78 days- You can run at any pace and distance comfortable for you. Every runner who completes a minimum of 40 runs to finish the challenge will receive a special edition Great North Run Solo medal and certificate.
Optional Cumulative Distance over your 40 Runs
There are three distance levels, depending on how far you have run over your 40 (or more) runs we will award you a bronze, silver or gold finisher memento which you can download and share with pride.
Bronze – 100 Miles
Silver – 200 miles
Gold – 300 miles
Track your runs, then at the end of the challenge, simply return to log your results and confirm you’ve completed the challenge by uploading evidence of your activity over the challenge period.
You can join at any time up to 31 July when entries close.
GNR Solo for Youngsters- 13 Runs in 14 days
For younger runners, there is a junior challenge available. The Junior Great Run Solo starts on 31 August. Simply log 13 runs of any distance in the 14 days leading up to what would have been the Great North Run on 13 September. You can run at any pace and distance over the period, simply track your activity and upload your results at the end of the challenge.
It costs £10 to join, and ALL PROFITS will go to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.
How it works
- Enter Great North Run Solo on the Great North Run website.
- Choose a charity to fundraise for and set up a Just Giving page
- Start running from 28 June
- Keep a track of your runs and total distance
- Complete by 13th September
- Log your results to confirm you’ve completed the challenge
Enter Great Run Solo here.
The 2.6 Challenge #TwoPointSixChallenge
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity joins the 2.6 challenge
We’re inviting your support!
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity is inviting our supporters to take part in a fundraising challenge which has launched across the nation.
In light of the situation with Covid-19 there are staff and patients who need our help and this is a great way to support them whilst staying home to save lives.
If you would like to take part in the 2.6 challenge all you need to do is choose an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 which suits your skills from Sunday 26 April and donate or fundraise for Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity.
Examples include running 2.6 miles, walking 26 laps around your garden, or even just listening to 26 of your favourite podcasts.
Once your challenge is complete, you can donate via our Just Giving Page.
Don’t forget to share your challenge with us and use #TwoPointSixChallenge
Support staff and patients in light of coronavirus
We are encouraging people to show their support for staff and patients at Newcastle Hospitals by donating to our charity fund.
We are so grateful for all the local people and businesses who have already donated with gifts in kind or shared messages of support on our social media so far.
In light of the Covid-19 situation there are going to be patients and staff on the front line and across all services and departments who are going to need our help. Every penny generously donated will be used to support our patients and staff.
Page last updated: 30 June, 2020, 9:05pm