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What will you do to clock up 1000 miles?


Mar 12, 2018

WHAT will you be doing to clock up 1,000 miles in support of the #NHS1000miles challenge?

We’re logging our miles – walking, running, swimming, horse riding, buggy pushing (anything counts!) – over the next year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The more active we are the healthier we get. And that’s great news for the NHS.

It’s great motivation to get moving and there are many ways you can get involved:

  • Join the Strava group
  • Visit the Facebook group
  • Post updates via Twitter using #NHS1000miles.
  • Or simply jot down your miles in a notebook, it’s up to you.

To kickstart your campaign, why not join South Tees Hospitals Charity for the Middlesbrough 5k, 10k and 2k/3k fun runs?

The charity has been selected to lead the Sports Events Charities Team Committee, which supports the Run Middlesbrough programme and is made up of local charities throughout Teesside.

South Tees Hospitals Charity, South Cleveland Heart Fund, Zoë’s Place, Daisy Chain, Everyone Active, ARCH, MFC Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis, Hope for Holly, Unicorn Centre and Marie Curie are among the charities involved and they have raised thousands of pounds year on year by encouraging people of all abilities to participate on their behalf.

South Tees Hospitals Charity Fundraising Manager Thomas Harrington said: “We are proud to lead the committee this year as it is perfect time for us as the NHS is celebrating its 70th birthday on 5 July 2018.

“To mark the celebration we would love 70 people to take part in the runs, representing and supporting our charity and their local hospitals.

“All events offer a flat course ideal for those seeking a personal best time and also for those looking to complete their first ever running event on their own or with friends, family or colleagues.”

The first event in the Run Middlesbrough calendar is the Ali Brownlee 5k and 2k fun run on Sunday 1 July. This event always provides a fantastic atmosphere and takes in some of Middlesbrough’s iconic sites including the Transporter Bridge and Temenos, finishing with a lap of the Riverside Stadium pitch!

Then there is the Taylor Wimpey 10k Tees Pride and 3k fun run on Sunday 2 September. With its full road closures, this is seen by many as the best 10k road race in the region, and the route even passes The James Cook University Hospital.

So what are you waiting for? Pull on your running shoes and drop into the South Tees Charity Hub at James Cook or email stees.charity.queries@nhs.net to sign up as one of our 70 runners!

By Emily