Great North Run 2020 – Cancelled
The Great Run Company announced yesterday (June 16) that the Great North Run 2020 has now been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic with places being rolled over to September 2021.
We are as saddened as you will be by this news, but as a health related charity, we completely understand and agree with this decision. Your safety is the priority for us and for the organisers of the Great North Run.
The Great North Run is a real highlight in the calendar for the region and for the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity. As such, all of our Newcastle Hospitals runners such as those running our Newcastle Hospitals General fund which supports staff and patients across our services, the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation, Charlie Bear for Cancer Care, and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, will all be given the opportunity to roll over their entry into the 2021 event, or explore other options.
There are also places available for the 2021 GNR to raise money for our charities.
You may have already started your training and be keen to take on some kind of challenge on the planned date of the 2020 Great North Run and the team there are working on various options, of which we’ll share the details soon.
We also have a range of ideas for you if you want to continue your fundraising, on our charity fundraising factsheet here.
We also hope that we might be able to organise something for our supporters before the end of 2020, depending on Government instructions on social distancing and mass gatherings. In the meantime, we’ll keep in touch with news from Newcastle Hospitals and the impact that you are helping us to make in providing excellent services and care that put our patients and communities at the centre of all we do.
For more information or to discuss ways in which you can fundraise for the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity please contact our charity team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 213 7235
For FAQs relating to the Great North Run, please visit https://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
Page last updated: 17 June, 2020, 10:19am