The Great North Run is the UK’s biggest half marathon and is famous for its inclusive atmosphere. This year 60,000 runners will take part, from Olympic medallists to people running their first event.
Since 2021, eleven people have run this iconic event for Treetops Hospice. Together they raised almost £8,000 to help fund care for people with life-limiting illnesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
“Our runners have included staff from local businesses such as GF Tomlinson and Addo Foods”, Claire Mathias, Relationships Manager for Key Events said. “It would be fantastic to have local business involved this year too.”
As well as supporting Treetops, runners in this year’s event will have the unforgettable opportunity to celebrate the illustrious career of British athlete, Sir Mo Farah. Sir Farah has announced the 2023 Great North Run will be his last ever professional race.
Treetops Hospice has many exciting challenges coming up. These include:
- Nottingham 10k - 6 August
- Double or Quit - 26 August
- Robin Hood Half Marathon -24 September
- Alton Towers 10k - 11 November
- London Landmarks Half Marathon - 7 April 2024
- Wing Walks
- Cycle Rides
Individuals and teams are welcomed to take part. The money raised through challenges will help to fund our hospice services in the local community.