Gold star runners of the week
This weekend 545 CLIC Sargent runners’ young and old will take over the streets of Newcastle for The Great North Run 2014.
In a year that will see the event be the first running event in the world to have its one millionth finisher cross the line, we see our biggest ever team take on both the junior run and the half marathon.
Kicking off the weekend, we have 145 children taking on the mini and junior runs with team CLIC Sargent on Saturday 6 September.
There will be a sea of pink and white as our young runners take on 1.5k or 4k in Newcastle’s city centre with ages ranging from five to 15.
Watch this video to hear more about our Junior Great North Run team.
On Sunday our 400-strong team of adults take on the UK’s most popular half marathon, starting in the heart of Newcastle and finishing on the coast at South Shields.
We will have two cheer points with fabulous volunteers who are ready to give the loudest cheers on the course, including friends and family of runners and a team of 16 from Gateshead’s Supported Volunteers Programme who are supporting our runners for the second year running.
Once the team crosses the finish line we will be all set up in our marquee in the charity village ready to meet them, with a much needed massage and refreshments and a huge congratulations from the team.
We are incredibly grateful and proud of each and every member of the team taking on their challenge and along with our biggest team ever we are set to raise the most we ever have from The Great North Run.
Last year the event raised over £132,000 for children and young people and their families dealing with cancer and we are looking to smash that amount in 2014.
Each and every runner, child or adult, volunteer and supporter are CLIC Sargent running team stars and we can’t wait to see you all in Newcastle.
Good luck to all our runners!
Go gold this September
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the UK and in many other countries around the world.
CLIC Sargent is using this month to raise awareness of the impact of childhood cancer and of our work supporting young cancer patients and their families.
Find out more about how you can go gold this September.