The 40th GNR celebrations were put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19, but it’s back for 2021, taking place on Sunday 12 September. Most people who secured a place in the 2020 race chose to roll it over, so the 2021 event is already at its capacity. We’ve teamed up with COCO to give you the chance to skip to the starting blocks this September, with a free place running as part of a 40-person strong team of COCO runners.
COCO is an international children’s charity based in Newcastle and has been creating brighter futures for children all over the world for the past 20 years. COCO’s vision is a world where every child, everywhere has access to quality education. COCO believes that education provides children with the best possible chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. The charity was founded in 2000 by Steve Cram CBE and British Army Major, Jim Panton. Since then, the charity has raised over £5 million to fund small, sustainable, community-led initiatives. COCO and its partners have now undertaken 66 transformational programmes in 16 countries, positively impacting the lives of over 200,000 people.
There is no minimum fundraising target, but you are welcome to raise anything you can in the run up to the event. Running as part of Team COCO includes expert tips and training advice from co-founder and world champion Olympic runner, Steve Cram CBE.
The prize is for one place for the 2021 Great North Run, held on Sunday 12 September. Prize is only redeemable at the 2021 Great North Run and cannot be used in future years, except for cancellations of the 2021 events. Prize cannot be sold. Only one entry per person is permitted. In entering the competition, you are consenting to be contacted by COCO via email only – if you do not wish to be added, please add NO CONTACT after your name. If successful you will need to confirm you accept the prize within 14 days. Failure to accept may result in a redraw. The winner is not obliged to fundraise for COCO, though COCO will be thankful for any funds raised. Any funds raised will go towards life changing work to create brighter futures for children in East Africa.
Entries close at: 12 noon on Friday 30 June 2021