A big thank you to our team of Great North runners who completed the 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle to South Shields to raise money for the Magpie's official charity Newcastle United Foundation on Sunday.

The team of 15 raised over £3500 which will help us to continue supporting local disadvantaged children and families over the next 12 months.

Sarah Medcalf, Fundraising Manager said "I want to say a huge thank you to all our runners for taking part in this year's Bupa Great North Run. Every year we need to raise over £1.2 million to continue our work and our runners fundraising efforts are a huge help towards this. The more funds we raise, the more disadvantaged children and families we can reach in the North East."

Newcastle United Foundation works with 38,000 children a year, using the local passion for football to encourage learning and promote healthy lifestyles that will make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in our region.

To register you interest in running the Great North Run or Junior Great North Run for the Foundation in September 2013, please email .