Great North Run Solo: Calling all Runners!

As you may already know, The Great North Run – one of MDS UK’s biggest annual fundraisers was sadly postponed due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Fortunately, the organisers have devised an excellent way to keep you running and raising essential funds for our life-changing work: The Great Run Solo, a virtual running challenge to keep you moving and raise funds for the NHS. There are weekly and monthly challenge options, as well as challenges for kids. Select the challenge that best fits your fitness & aims and get running. It just has to be done within the allotted 7 or 28 days.

The Great North Run Solo! Pick your challenge

The "Great North Run Solo" launched on 28th June (the birthday of the Great North Run) and “runs” until 13th September - the day the 40th GNR was scheduled.

To complete the challenge and claim a special edition Great North Run Solo medal, runners need to complete 40 runs (minimum) of any distance over the next 78 days.

It costs just £10 to join, and while all entry profits will go to the NHS Charities Together Covid19 Urgent Appeal, you can allocate your raised funds to MDS UK!

We need as many of our wonderful runners, new and old, to take part in this event so we can continue to support MDS patients and their loved ones through Covid and beyond.

The challenge is also an excellent opportunity to soak up some summer rays and with no distance target, you can go at your own pace!

For more information and to enter the challenge, click here.

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