As you will have heard, the Great North Run 2020, due to take place on Sunday 13 September, has been cancelled due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19.
The Great North Run is such a huge part of the Percy Hedley calendar and we are so grateful for the support we receive from our amazing runners, every year and are so sad we won’t be cheering them on this September. That said, we fully support the Great Run Company in making this difficult decision in the interests of everyone’s safety.
If you had a Percy Hedley guaranteed place for this year’s run you should have received an email with your options. If you haven’t had this email, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2021 Great North Run has been provisionally scheduled for Sunday 12 September 2021 and we now have limited places available.
Join #TeamPercyHedley at the Great North Run 2021!
Could you take on the challenge of those 13.1 iconic miles that is the Great North Run 2021, knowing that every step you take will make a real difference to disabled children, young people and adults across the North East?
When you join #TeamPercyHedley you’ll get all the support you need with your training and fundraising, we’ll be there to cheer you on every step of the way.
You can sign up now to guarantee your place at: www.percyhedley.org.uk/product/great-north-run-2021
We will provide you with a fabulous running vest, and all the support you need with your fundraising, so why not drop us a line to find out more. You can call us on 0191 2127878 or email email@example.com
Registration fee: £58
Minimum sponsorship: £300
Taking part in the Great North Run is one of most amazing things anyone can do, and raising money for a fantastic charity like Percy Hedley makes it all the more special! The money you raise will help us to support and care for over 1,000 disabled people across the North East every year.
Join #TeamPercyHedley and we will be with you every step of the way. We’ll give you support and encouragement with your fundraising, you’ll get a free running vest and the chance to join in our monthly group training sessions in the run up to the big day.
We’ll also be there at the finish line to offer a well earned cuppa, snack, massage and of course our grateful thanks for your amazing efforts!
For more info about joining #TeamPercyHedley drop us a line on 0191 212 7878 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info about the Great North Run please visit www.greatrun.org/faqs/great-run
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that isn’t included on this page please contact us on 0191 2127878 or email email@example.com.
Why do I have to pay a fee to register to run for Percy Hedley?
We charge a registration fee because we have already had to pay a fee to The Great Run Company for the places we have.
Why do I have to pledge to raise a minimum amount of £300 in sponsorship?
Like most charities, we set a minimum sponsorship pledge so that we can ensure that the fundraising from the Great North Run is a huge success, and we raise as much money as possible to support the disabled people we care for. Many of our runners raise far in excess of the minimum amount.
How will I raise the sponsorship?
We will be with you every step of the way with hints and tips about your fundraising. We can provide sponsorship forms, fundraising materials and we recommend you set up an online giving page as soon as possible. You can set up a Percy Hedley JustGiving page by following the link below, it only takes a few minutes and you’ll be ready to share the page with your friends, family and colleagues!
How long do I have to collect in all my sponsorship?
We ask you to try to have all your sponsorship collected and sent to us by the end of October 2021, although we appreciate it can sometimes take a little longer.
Will I receive a Percy Hedley vest to run in?
Yes, you will receive a good quality, breathable running vest which we would like you to wear for the event. This will be sent out to you approximately 4 weeks before the run.
Will I get the opportunity to meet other Percy Hedley runners before the event?
We have a closed Facebook group for our runners to keep in touch with each other as the big day approaches, which you’ll be invited to join when you sign up. You’ll also receive an invitation to visit us here at Percy Hedley and see how your sponsorship will make a real difference!
What happens at the end of the Run?
Once you have crossed the finish line and collected your medal and t-shirt, you just carry on into the Charity Village and look for our hospitality tent (we’ll let you know exactly where we are this year prior to the run). It will be adorned in purple, green and white balloons and our team will be there waiting for you with a cuppa, sandwich and a massage!
Simply click on the link below to register for the Great North Run 2020 and pay your registration fee safely and securely online, or give us a call on 0191 212 7878 and we can register your place and take payment over the phone.