The Red Cross offers its last Great North Run places for free to runners

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The Red Cross is giving runners the chance to take part in this year’s Great North Run on behalf of them for free.

With less than one month to go until registration for the 2023 Great North Run closes, Team Red Cross are now offering their last remaining places to runners for free.

However, there is a catch. Any runners who wish to claim the free places must commit to raising the minimum sponsorship target.

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So far, over 60,000 runners have signed up to take part in the event, which is being held on Sunday, September 10.

Becky Lynes, challenge events officer for the British Red Cross, has highlighted how the funds raised from the Great North Run will help the Red Cross.

The Red Cross is offering the chance for people to run the Great North Run for free. Photo: Getty Images. The Red Cross is offering the chance for people to run the Great North Run for free. Photo: Getty Images.
The Red Cross is offering the chance for people to run the Great North Run for free. Photo: Getty Images. | Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

She said: “All runners who signup to take on the AJ Bell Great North Run for Team Red Cross will be raising vital funds to help our teams support people in crisis both here in the UK and overseas.

“Whether it be helping deliver food parcels and medicine overseas following a natural disaster or providing shelter after a house fire in the UK, our incredible runners will allow the Red Cross to be there as the world’s emergency responders.

“Their support will truly change lives.”

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Anyone who signs up to run on behalf of the Red Cross will receive one-to-one fundraising support to help them achieve the sponsorship target, virtual catch-ups with the team before the event and an exclusive Red Cross running vest.

The charity has said that there is a limited number of places remaining to join them for the Great North Run.

As a result, the places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

To sign up to run with Great North Run with Team Red Cross, visit redcross.org.uk/gnr to book your place.

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