The 36th Great North Run - the largest half marathon in the world - is on Sunday, 11th September. Over 57,000 participants will be running the 13.1 mile course between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields, including Mo Farah looking to defend the title he’s won for the last two years. The race will be shown live on BBC1 from 09:30 - 13:30 with a highlights show on BBC2 from 1800-1900.
For the first time in this event, we will have runners representing us; Menno Faulkner from Positive, is running for Turn2us for the third time overall and his second run this season! Paul Audain, a taxi driver from Glasgow is competing for Turn2us for the first time, accompanied by fellow Glaswegian and running buddy Isaac McCleary.
Turn2us Head of Fundraising, Zena Carter said: ‘’Running 13.1 miles in this challenging event is a huge achievement. All our runners are Turn2us heroes and we are immensely proud of them, not only for competing but for fundraising to fight UK poverty too.”
Please support them and Turn2us:
Run for Turn2us
If you’d like to run for Turn2us, we have guaranteed charity places in both the Great North Run and the London Marathon every year. Don’t depend on the luck of the draw – beat the ballots!
Email email@example.com or visit our Get Involved section to find out how you can run in the UK’s most prestigious events for Turn2us in 2017.