The Great North Run is our main fund raising event each year and 2019 was no exception.
We bought 20 places but unfortunately for various reasons we only had 8 runners. However, those 8 runners managed to raise in excess of £3,600!!
The 20 places cost us £1,600 so we still made a profit of over £2,000, thank you to all our brave runners and those who sponsored them.
Most people seem to be unaware of the cost of places in the run for a charity. Each place costs £82 which is more than an individual would pay for a place. We have to ask for our places around October – November the year before the run and then we are told how many places we can have. Once we have our places we then have to pay for them usually before the end of the year for the next year’s run.
It is quite a big commitment for a small charity like ours and of course we try our best to fill all the places but don’t always manage.
This year, 2020, we have only been allocated 10 places and they are already taken, this year we have more volunteer runners than places! We do understand that some runners may have to withdraw so it’s always good to have more than we need.
We will be sending out sponsor forms to all our members and each runner will create a Just Giving page for their families and friends to sponsor them on line.
As only eight runners managed to raise £3,600 last year we are hoping for a bit more this year!