The UK’s Great North Run is the world’s biggest half marathon, starting in Newcastle city centre and taking in the stunning coastline of South Shields. Renowned for having an incredible atmosphere as well as beautiful scenery, the GNR is one of the most sought after events in the runner’s calendar.
From the start line in central Newcastle the route crosses the majestic arch of the Tyne Bridge towards Gateshead. It follows the A184 through Heworth before turning north-east towards the sea. The last mile of the course follows the coastal road to the finish line at South Shields.
It’s massive, it’s amazing and it’s always hugely oversubscribed – so why not run for Shift.ms? We have Great North Run charity places to fill and would be very grateful for your support.
Email [email protected] to secure your place for 2018 now.
Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Registration fee: £50
Fundraising target: £300
Location: Newcastle, UK
Why fundraise for Shift.ms?
“When I was first diagnosed, I was scared and felt alone, as I didn’t know anyone else who had MS, and knew very little about it. Shift.ms gave me somewhere to connect with other people, and to helped to show me that I’m not the only one going through these things.” – Melissa, MSer
There are over 100,000 people in the UK with multiple sclerosis, and around 100 people are diagnosed every week. MS is a chronic, debilitating condition for which there is no cure. Most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s, a time of key life decisions about relationships, family and careers.
Being diagnosed with a long term condition is a frightening and isolating experience that can cause anxiety and depression. Shift.ms aims to reach people with MS (MSers) as soon as possible after diagnosis so they can receive support to adapt to a life with MS.
Shift.ms is a peer-to-peer network where MSers can:
– ask questions to a community of thousands
– find people like them
– hear from world-leading healthcare professionals
“You get honest information & support from people and that is so important in coming to terms with MS… I have helped others, others have helped me and I have discovered what medications are available and how they affect people.” – Jack, MSer
The people who benefit the most from Shift.ms are MSers who are referred to us at the point of diagnosis, but we need your help to reach them. It costs around £25 for us to reach someone newly diagnosed with MS, so we’re asking each of our runners to raise at least £300 to help us reach another 12 newly diagnosed MSers across the world.
Please contact [email protected] to secure your 2018 Great North Run charity place with Shift.ms.
“It’s cool to see a lot of different people with the same thing – you feel much less isolated, you realise other people are doing amazing things and it’s not like life ends now.” – Polly, MSer