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Great North Run 2022

Sunday 11 September 2022

7:15 - 18:00

Run the Great North Run for Rainbows Hospice

Run for Rainbows this September at the Great North Run

This September, spread the smiles as you complete the miles by running for Rainbows at the Great North Run. Every step you take during the most iconic half-marathon in the world will help to brighten short lives, right here in the East Midlands. 

The Great North Run takes you from the city centre of Newcastle, across the awe-inspiring Tyne Bridge to the finish line on the coast of South Shields. Lined along the route are hundreds of spectators cheering you on, creating a unique atmosphere. And by running for Rainbows, you'll be one of the 57,000 people taking part in this amazing event, full of fantastic fancy-dress runners, celebrities and those running for a PB. 

Why run for Rainbows:

By running for Rainbows, you’ll be making a huge difference to the children, young people and families who rely on Rainbows. And in return, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We'll also provide you with:

  • a stylish Rainbows high-spec running top / technical t-shirt
  • support before, during and after the event – including help and support with your fundraising 
  • Team Rainbows Zoom calls prior to the event, to share details for the day and to meet your fellow runners

How to run for Rainbows:

There are two ways you can run for Rainbows:

1.    Charity Place
Our charity places are a great way to make a huge difference to the children, young people and families who rely on Rainbows. And by getting one of our charity places, you’re guaranteed to be able to take part in the greatest half marathon in the world.  

  • £30 (non-refundable) registration fee
  • £350 minimum sponsorship (Gift Aid excluded)

To register your interest for one of our charity places, please complete our Eventbrite form by clicking the "Book Now" button.

2.  Your own place
If you’re lucky enough to have secured a place in the Great North Run 2022, we would LOVE to have you run for Rainbows.

There’s no minimum sponsorship, simply raise what you can. Once you know you've got a place in the ballot, email our Supporter Relations Team, - we'll then provide you with everything you'll need.

If you have any questions about securing one of our charity places at the Great North Run 2022 or about running for Rainbows, please let us know by calling 01509 638 005 or email our Supporter Relations Team

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