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Name: Great North Run

Date: 13 Sep 2020

Location: Exhibition Park, Newcastle

Great North Run

Kirkwood is sad to announce that the Great North Run, which was set to take place on Sunday 13th September, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

On Monday 15th June, the Great North Run announced the cancellation of this event, which was set to take place on Sunday 13th September, due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). 

The 40th Great North Run has now been rescheduled for Sunday 12th September 2021, and all ballot entrants and members have the option to roll their place over to next year.

For those of you who entered to take part for Kirkwood, you should now have been contacted directly by one of Kirkwood's Community Fundraisers.


The Great North Run

The Great North Run is the countries biggest half marathon, with over 55,000 people running 13.1 miles together. Whether you are an experienced runner looking to beat your Personal Best, or wanting to step up to the challenge for Kirkwood, you'll definitely love this event!

After an amazing response to our Great North Run campaign last year, with all 15 places snapped up and over £8,000 raised for Kirkwood, we have secured another 15 places for the 2020 Simplyhealth Great North Run on Sunday 13th September!

Places will cost just £50 to register with a minimum sponsorship of £200, which could fund one home visit by a Kirkwood Community Nurse.


Enter the ballot

If you'd like the chance to be part of Team Kirkwood and take part in one of the biggest running events of the year, we'd love to hear from you!

Enter the ballot and tell us why you want to be considered for a place and why you'd like to be part of #TeamKirkwood! Please include your full name and contact number in the email.

Simply click the button below and let us know the reason why you would like to be part of Team Kirkwood!

Please note, ballot entry closes on 12pm Friday 28th February.



Already got a place and want to fundraise for us?

Congratulations on securing your offical Great North Run place! Thank you so much for your interest in fundraising for us, we'd love to have you as part of #TeamKirkwood and support you on your journey to reaching the finish line. 

Simply email: fundraising@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk and include your full name and contact number in the email and one of our friendly Fundraising Team will be in touch shortly!


By joining the Kirkwood team you will get:

  • A Kirkwood Hospice running vest
  • A registration pack including sponsor forms and fundraising tips
  • Support from the Kirkwood Community Fundraising Team
  • A chance to be part of #TeamKirkwood and know you'll be supporting anyone affected by a life limiting illness in Kirklees!

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