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North East of England

Great North Run: CHAS charity place ballot now closed!

For the second year in a row CHAS has secured charity places in the Simply Health Great North Run - the world's biggest half marathon!

This is one of the must-do events in the running calendar and we can't wait to see five CHAS t-shirts stand out in the crowd of almost 60,000 runners on the iconic Newcastle to South Shields route.

Taking place on 13 September 2020, we have five individual Simply Health Great North Run half marathon places to offer five lucky runners who will use the opportunity to fundraise, helping us in our mission to reach every family in Scotland who have a child with a life-shortening condition.

Douglas, pictured above, who ran the Great North Run for CHAS in 2019, said 'The support in the lead up to the race and on the course was phenomenal. Such a great atmosphere and so many people going way past their comfort zone to raise awareness for their chosen charities. The whole event was exceptionally inspiring.'

To ensure everyone has a fair chance of a CHAS place we will be holding a ballot to draw the five lucky runners. The ballot is now open and will close with the successful runners being drawn at random and informed on Monday 24 February 2020.

If you are drawn you agree to pay a deposit of £15 and endeavour to fund raise a minimum of £250 for CHAS (excluding gift aid) through sponsorship, 50% of which must be raised six weeks before race day to show your commitment to run for CHAS. The ballot is for guaranteed places in the half marathon only and unfortunately we can't cover your travel or accommodation costs. Only one entry per person and as places will be drawn individually we cannot guarantee pairs/groups.

If you have any questions please contact charlieleavy@chas.org.uk - otherwise complete the form below to enter the ballot.

Good luck!

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