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The Official Virtual Great North Run

Join the Get Kids Going! Team for the
Official Virtual Great North Run

Race Day – Sunday 13th September 2020

What is the Official Virtual Great North Run?

This year the Great North Run is going virtual… we will be starting together but actually running apart!  The Official Virtual Great North Run will take place on race day and will be as close an experience, including the cheering crowds, as it could ever be to the real thing!

Distance – 13.1 miles

Who can take part?

Everyone!… you, your friends, your running partner and family… in fact all your family can run together!

So, remember to encourage everyone to sign up!

You can even run your 13.1 miles in stages so long as you cover the total distance by race day and we’ll still send you your Certificate of Achievement!

Where you can take part?

You can choose your time, pace and safe place.  This could be your local area, park or even on a treadmill.  All you have to do is choose where you feel most safe.

It’s easy – here’s what to do…

Enter yourself for Free!

Just click on the below link, fill in your details and you’re set to go!

Create Your Fundraising Page with JustGiving to support Get Kids Going!

It’s easy.. when you are signing up just click on the link to set up your JustGiving page and make sure you choose Get Kids Going! as your charity!

Remember – you can raise whatever you like but if you raise £100 or more for Get Kids Going! we’ll send you your Certificate of Achievement signed by our President, David Weir CBE MBE to say a big thank you!

Download your free race app – enjoy your virtual Great North Run experience and track your distance and time.

Purchase your Official Virtual Great North Run mementos – finishers medal, t-shirt, water bottle, phone holder and unisex hoodie!

Signing up is your chance to shine and support a great cause!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Get Kids Going! Team

Great North Run Reimagined

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people - up to the age of 26 yrs - the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports' wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports' equipment etc. With your help many can become world record holders and paralympic champions!.

Our aim is to give support to all our budding paralympians in the build up to the 2021 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics and many more such events. Like any aspiring athletes all our youngsters need long-term support, often over many years, to achieve their sporting dreams. Sadly, we are aware of cuts in funding for such youngsters from the government and other sources, and so many of our youngsters are forced to rely on friends and family for financial help. As you can imagine, this causes enormous burdens on many, already cash strapped, families and a constant worry as the cost of participating in their favourite sport is forever increasing.

There are hundreds of talented, disabled, youngsters who have the potential to participate in events throughout the UK and all over the world but receive either none or very little funding and are desperate to achieve their life-long sporting dreams. With your help, together we can turn their dreams into reality and help make them into sporting heroes!

Not only does Get Kids Going! focus on helping disabled young athletes but it also provides manual wheelchairs for children to use every day; at home, at school, and to enable them to play with their friends. These are our wonderful athletes of the future! We believe that all disabled children and young people should receive the right equipment to get them going!.

We support children with all disabilities and from all backgrounds. We take pride in ensuring that any equipment which is out grown is recycled to other children, so our supporters' valuable donations are never wasted. Many people who support Get Kids Going! feel a marvellous sense of achievement and satisfaction. They see that even the smallest donation makes an amazing difference! Get Kids Going! gives disabled children and young people the chance of a life time, freedom, and many wonderful opportunities that you and I take for granted. Opportunities they may never have without you and the support of Get Kids Going! No other charity in the UK focuses on helping disabled children and young people with sport in the same way.

The cost of a bespoke sports wheelchair is about £4,000. A lightweight manual wheelchair is around £3,000. All are designed individually, and perform just like a Formula 1 Racing Car!.

The cost of a sports grant can be anything from £500 to £15,000 per year for each youngster.

In general there are over 200,000 disabled children and young people in Britain who need the help of Get Kids Going!.

Please help us turn their dreams into reality!.

Our work would not be possible if it was not for the hundreds of runners who support Get Kids Going! throughout the year by running events such as the Virgin Money London Marathon, Paris Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, New York City Marathon, Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, Paris Half Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, Great North Run, taking part in Ride London 100, L'Etape du Tour and the many other events and marathons worldwide. And also the numerous companies, trusts, schools and individuals who kindly give us such valuable donations and support. We'd like to say a big thank you to you all.






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