Simplyhealth Great North Run – Is 2019 your year?
Thank you to all our amazing 2018 Great North Runners who took part in this year’s event, raising thousands of pounds which will transform the lives of disabled people here in the North East. We think you are brilliant!
If you are inspired, and think 2019 might be your year to take on the world’s most iconic half marathon, we would love you to join #TeamPercyHedley!
The run takes places on Sunday 8 September 2019, registration is £55, and we ask that our #TeamPercyHedley runners pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £300. We will be here to support you every step of the way with your fundraising and your training,
So why not sign up now for 2019 and become one of our amazing #TeamPercyHedley runners? Every step you take really will make a difference.
Registration fee: £55
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 2019, 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 will have at least two Percy Hedley training runs before the Great North Run organised by the fabulous Monkey Runners in North Tyneside. This gives you the opportunity to meet other Percy Hedley runners and also some of the volunteers who will be in our tent on the day. We also have a closed Facebook group for our runners to keep in touch, which you’ll be invited to join when you sign up.
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!
To sign up for the 2019 Great North Run please click on the link below to reserve your place and pay your registration fee securely via SagePay.
If you would prefer to register over the phone or via post please contact us on 0191 212 7878 and we’ll be happy to arrange this.