Charity run appeal made


National charity, the Meningitis Trust, is offering budding athletes a golden opportunity to take part in two Bupa road races this year - the London 10,000 (May 27) and The Great North Run (September 16).

If you were unsuccessful in The Bupa Great North Run and London 10,000 ballot, then you can still apply for one of the Meningitis Trust’s guaranteed golden bond places, or be a volunteer runner for the charity.

The Bupa Great North Run holds the title of ‘biggest road race in the world’, with around 54,000 people taking part each year.

The event starts in Newcastle and finishes at the picturesque sea front in South Shields.

Amongst others, you’ll join celebrity runners and participants in spectacular fancy dress, all raising funds for their favourite charity. Live music and lines of spectators will cheer you on to the end, where a leg message - courtesy of the Trust - will provide a well-earned rest.

But, if you are feeling daunted by the 13.1 mile Great North Run, yet don’t want to miss out on the action, then consider the Bupa London 10,000.

For further information visit the Trust’s website at or contact Liv Maybank for more details. Tel: 0845 120 4530 or email:

Hannah Bennett

Press Officer at the

Meningitis Trust