DIABETES: Take on run to boost funds

Diabetes UK is urging people go the extra mile on Sunday, September 9 by taking part in this year's Simply Health Great North Run.

Tuesday, 12th June 2018, 6:18 am

We are asking those who have secured a place in the run ballot to consider running for us and support our work towards a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Officially the world’s biggest half-marathon, the race sees thousands of runners take on the 13.1-mile route with views of iconic landmarks, including the Tyne Bridge and The Sage.

Diabetes is a serious condition that if not properly managed, can lead to devastating complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and amputation.

Every day, around 700 people are diagnosed with diabetes so every mile you run and every pound you raise for Diabetes UK will help us realise a world where diabetes can do no harm.

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All Diabetes UK runners receive a vest, crazy hair, a fund-raising toolkit, online support and training tips. They will also be cheered on by Diabetes UK supporters, giving them an extra boost towards the finish line.

If you would like to run for Diabetes UK, please contact the events fund-raising team on 0345 123 2399 or email events.fundraising@diabetes.org.uk

Stephen Ryan

Head of the North, Diabetes UK