Join the Newcastle University Great North Run Team

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The Great North Run is the greatest mass-participation sporting event in the world and over a million people have taken part in it. Each year, it’s covered extensively on BBC 2. It’s a ‘Run’, not a ‘Race’, and anyone in reasonable health who’s prepared to take the training seriously can complete it and enjoy doing so. For 2019, it’s scheduled for Sunday 8th September, two weeks before the start of term at Newcastle University.

Our nationally acclaimed ‘University Team’ raises awareness and funds (£250,000 over 17 years) for what are surely the two greatest challenges facing the human race – namely, global poverty and climate change – and to support action on the horrendous humanitarian crises currently in the news. Each team member has a wide choice as to which agency should receive a substantial proportion of the funds they raise.

If you would like to be part of the 'University Team' you will need to let the ‘Team Manager’ Dr David Golding know you’re interested and he will give you the guidelines for entering the ballot and answer any questions you may have.


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