Sarah and Alison after the Great North Run
The British Red Cross is urging Yorkshire runners to grab its last few places in the Great North Run before the 1 July deadline.

However, the Red Cross has a limited number of these highly sought-after places waiting for you – and all you need to do is sign up and pledge to raise sponsorship money.

The Great North Run takes place on Sunday 8 September 2019 and is the world’s biggest, most iconic and spectacular half marathon.

Over 50,000 runners – including the likes of Sir Mo Farah – will start the race, and will be cheered on by what seems like the entire population of the North East. It starts right in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, crosses the famous Tyne Bridge and finishes on the picturesque coast of South Shields.

Community Fundraiser for the Red Cross in Yorkshire, Lucy Gray, said:

“This is simply an amazing experience that every runner – of any level of ability – should try out at least once. I’ve never known an atmosphere like it. And you never know – you might even get on the telly!

“We need good Yorkshire people to run for the Red Cross so that we can run to every disaster that needs our help.”

Clinton with his Great North Run medal

As a member of the Red Cross team, you will be in excellent hands, receiving training and race support from start to finish, a full and comprehensive sponsorship pack, a bespoke online sponsorship page, your very own Red Cross running vest or T-shirt, and will be able to enjoy a post-race reception and massage.

The entry fee has been reduced to just £10 with a sponsorship target of £300.

To secure your place visit www.redcross.org.uk/GNR

Or contact Lucy Gray on 01142427381 or lucygray@redcross.org.uk