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Great North Run 2023 with Durham Cricket Foundation

Be a part of the Great North Run with Durham Cricket Foundation and help us raise much-needed funds to support our work with long-term patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital. 

The Great North Run will return for its 42nd edition on September 10th 2023, and we have a limited number of spots available.

All funds raised go towards one of our most impactful projects, which uses cricket as a tool to deliver a fun, active and engaging programme to patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital.

The project is delivered in the Bridges School through one-to-one cricket-themed sessions to long-term patients, with the aim to help children become more active, where possible, while delivering personal outcomes to students.

Durham Cricket Foundation’s work with the Great North Children’s Hospital has been running for two academic years, with the project doubling its delivery and reach in the second year of running.

As a result, this year twice as many children are benefitting from weekly sessions, which provide an outstanding sense of wellbeing and joy to patients with different illnesses and challenges.

A participant who took part in the sessions had said: “Thanks to your competitive, enjoyable and genuine sessions you have not only made me enjoy cricket: a sport I would have never thought of even trying, but helped my recovery massively and I’m very appreciative of that.”

The marathon runners, who decide to take part, will play an important role in ensuring that Durham Cricket Foundation can continue to run impactful sessions at the Bridges School to patients.

Participants may wish to take part in the marathon in two ways: 1) As an individual or 2) Under a Cricket Club. Either of the routes are unique in their own way and allow the participant to contribute differently towards a cause.


Package Name Individual Package Club Package
Entry cost to Great North Run 


Free Free
Pledged amount 


£300 (minimum) £500 (minimum)
Access to Great North Children’s Hospital tent 


Yes Yes
Amount raised split All proceeds go towards the Durham Cricket Foundation Split 50/50 between the Durham Cricket Foundation and the Cricket Club of the participant


To register an interest in the Great North Run, please click the link below.