Secure a charity place at the Great North Run 2023

Thursday 06 April 2023 Written by: Adam

The annual Great North Run half-marathon from Newcastle to the spectacular coastline of South Shields will be taking place on Sunday 10th September. 2023.

This year, Newcastle Rugby Foundation (reg. charity 1107851) is calling on 15 determined individuals to take one of the biggest half-marathons in the UK, helping raise valuable funds.

Are you up for the challenge?

Taking part in the Great North Run for Newcastle Rugby Foundation will play a significant role in helping the team with their efforts in making rugby the positive difference that changes lives for good.

Each year, the charity helps improve the lives of over 15,000 people within some of the most deprived areas in the country. The charity strives to achieve positive impact – boosting wellbeing, growing skills, raising involvement and building a sense of belonging.

Kasey, a Level 2 HITZ student, credited Newcastle Rugby Foundation for positively impacting her life.

HITZ is an education and employability course that runs in partnership with Newcastle College and Premiership Rugby. The programme aims to re-engage young people in education using sport as a vehicle.

Level 2 HITZ student, Kasey said: “When I was younger, I was a loner, bullied, didn’t mix with the right people. I changed schools frequently and had no real interest in education. I was going down the wrong path. Last year, my family encouraged me to give the HITZ programme a go, and since then have not looked back. The programme has shown me that I am not unintelligent as I once thought.

HITZ has shown me there is more to gain out of education, and I have a new found confidence to build a life for myself. I am grateful for the support from the teachers and the opportunity HITZ has given me.”

We ask all charity runners for a minimum sponsorship target of just £250.

If you are interested in a charity place, please email **** with a brief description of why you would like to run for Newcastle Rugby Foundation by April 24.

For more information about Newcastle Rugby Foundation and their work in the local community, click the link **[HERE][1]**.