Great North Run 2017

Sunday 10 September 2017, Newcastle

The Great North Run can't be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners taking part. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Rich Tissington, who ran the Great North Run for MHA, says: ‘It was a fantastic day! The runners had truly amazing support throughout from the locals - with lots of high fiving along the way!'

 

Our Events team will be with you all the way through your training and fundraising. We'll provide:


• up-to-date information and support
• fundraising pack and advice
• Fundraising t-shirt

 

 We have our last few charity places remaining. Sign up now by clicking the Register button, for more information contact the Fundraising Team at events@mha.org.uk or by calling 01332 22 1641.

 

If you have your own place in the race you will not have a minimum fundraising target, we suggest you aim to raise £150 to fund our vital work.

 

 

Location

Venue

The Great North Run starts at Newcastle-Gateshead, finishing at South Shields

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, September 10, 2017 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Half Marathon

Your Entry

Entry fee: £30.00 for an MHA charity place

 

Event Sponsorship:

• If you apply for a charity place we ask you to pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £350

• If you've got your own place through the race organiser we hope you will aim to raise £150 in sponsorship

 

Click here to download your Best For Ages sponsorship form

 

 

Event Registration

We have our last remaining places available.

Click the Register button to sign up, email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

Event registration closes -Tuesday 4 July 2017

FAQs

Click here for more information about the Simply Health Great North Run.

Event day

On the day of the run, you will be required to go to the starting point located on the A167 no later than 9.30AM in order to reach your starting zone in time. Details of your starting point including which zone you will be in, alongside your wave start time will be provided in your Great North Run Runners Pack.

Spread The Word

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

 

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

 

What we need to claim Gift Aid

Your full name and home address A donation made from a personal bank or building society account.

We can't claim Gift Aid on donations from company accounts. The donation must be your own money and not the proceeds of a collection.

For you to be paying income tax or capital gains tax which at least equals the amount MHA will claim in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next). This is currently 25p for every £1 you give.

Using our Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim Gift Aid on all your donations in the last 4 years and all future donations.

Once you have become a Gift Aid donor, please let us know if you stop paying tax or if you change your name/address so that we can update our records.

It’ll be alright on the night

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter @BestForAges and tag them with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. You can get in touch with our Press Team if you need help.

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by organising a fundraising event at work.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

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