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Great North Run (Fundraise for SYEDA)

  • SYEDA 26-28 Bedford Street Sheffield, S6 3BT United Kingdom (map)

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world and this year SYEDA is taking part! We have 5 places available and are applications for runners are now open. All we ask is that you pledge to fundraise a minimum of £250 for SYEDA.

When: September 11th 2016.

Where: Newcastle

What: 13.1 miles half marathon. 60, 000 runners

Route: Newcastle city centre start, Iconic Tyne Bridge, South Shields coast road & sea view for the finishing mile

Race-day rewards: As well as an invitation to the UK's biggest pasta party (free for runners), all finishers will receive a finishing pack, which includes t-shirt, space blanket, bottle of Lucozade Sport and lots more goodies.

Who: SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association) is a small independent charity that for the last 20 years has supported anybody who feels that their relationship with food or body image dominates their lives, and their friends and family. We deliver services across South Yorkshire, particularly in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. You can read more about us at

Why: This is an amazing opportunity to raise awareness of SYEDA and Eating Disorders more generally, but also to raise the vital funds needed to support our services.

How: As we only have 5 places and we will be asking runners to pledge to fundraise a minimum of £250 for SYEDA and we will allocate places on the basis of an application procedure. If you would like to apply, please email or complete theform below.

If you are successful after application, we will ask for an initial deposit of £60 to ensure that SYEDA’s upfront costs are covered. This deposit will be taken from funds raised and returned to you after the event, or it can be donated to SYEDA.

The end date for applications is July 21st.

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