With the beginning of a new year, we start planning and thinking about what we want to achieve in the months ahead. If you’re looking for 2023 challenge why not sign up for The Great North Run or The Royal Parks Half Marathon and help raise vital funds for Melanoma Focus.
The Great North Run:
- Sunday 10 September 2023
- 13.1 miles
- £300 minimum sponsorship
Feel the region come alive when the Great North Run comes to town and soak up the big event experience by taking on the world’s biggest half marathon.
Starting in the heart of the city, enjoy a running route of the city and out to the coastal town of South Shields as you cross over the notorious Tyne Bridge and past Gateshead International Stadium towards that unforgettable finish line feeling and post-race fish and chips.
With the infamous high-energy entertainment zones, unbelievable crowd support with cheers of ‘Oggy, Oggy, Oggy’ echoing, and local musicians providing the soundtrack to your run, the Great North Run is a party atmosphere from start to finish.
The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but a shiny new medal, a snazzy finishers t-shirt and a finisher’s bag filled with goodies will await you at the end of the run.
It’s a run for everyone, of all ages and abilities, whether it’s your first event or your 50th. It’s an inclusive celebration of running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping.
Melanoma Focus have a limited number of FREE charity places available for the Great North Run and would love to have you join the team. We will send you a FREE technical running vest or t-shirt and support you with your fundraising to achieve the £300 minimum sponsorship target.
Royal Parks Half Marathon:
- Sunday 8 October 2023
- Hyde Park, London
- 13.1 miles
- £350 minimum sponsorship
This stunning central London Half Marathon takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
Internationally recognised London landmarks also form part of the race’s backdrop –with runners being in eye-shot of Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, Canada House and Buckingham Palace.
Melanoma Focus have a limited number of FREE charity places available for the Royal Parks Half Marathon and would love to have you join the team. We will send you a FREE technical running vest or t-shirt and support you with your fundraising to achieve the £350 minimum sponsorship target.