On Sunday, 7th September, runners from across the globe will be lining up at the start of biggest and most popular half marathon in the world, the Great North Run, right here on Tyneside.
If you were unable to bag yourself a place in the general ballot, which closed last weekend, there is still a chance to join the 56,000 other runners on the 13.1 mile challenge by running for the Club's official charity, Newcastle United Foundation.
As you pass famous landmarks and sights of the North-East, you will also be raising much needed funds for the Foundation to support its programmes for disadvantaged children, young adults and families in the region.
Running for a charity is extremely rewarding and as well as a lot of fun. To make this challenge a little easier, we will provide you with:
- Training tips from Newcastle United professionals
- Free training session at Leazes Park in May 2014 with our own health and fitness expert.
- A Newcastle United Foundation running vest
- A fundraising pack with lots of ideas to raise your £300
Places are delegated on a first come, first served basis, so a £50 deposit will secure your place and cover our administration costs.
We then ask for a minimum £300 in sponsorship to be raised. Around £6,000 was raised by last year's team, so set your target high to help beat the last total.
The money you raise feeds directly back into the Foundation's charitable programmes which help people like visually-impaired teenager Jamie Foster, who took part in our Football For All project.
The project helped Jamie find a new love for football and tackle his weight problem, helping him lose over four stone. He now has aspirations to represent Team GB in the 2020 Paralympics.
Without the Foundation's help, Jamie believes he wouldn't be active at all. Your sponsorship money raised enables people like Jamie to change their lives in a positive way.
With a high demand for places, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0844 372 1892 (x8451) as soon as possible for further details or to pay your registration fee.
Newcastle United Foundation is an independent and registered charity, supported by Newcastle United Football Club. It aims to use 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. It has to raise over £1.5 million to meet its annual running costs.