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great north run

Event: The Great North Run
Location: Exhibition Park, Claremont Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PZ
Date: Sunday 13 September 2020
Minimum Sponsorship: £250 (excluding Gift Aid)
Registration Fee: £25 (non-refundable)
Minimum Age: 17 years

Run the Great North Run for Team VICTA! This iconic half marathon sets off in Newcastle upon Tyne and follows a closed road route through the city centre, over the stunning Tyne Bridge and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. Supporters line the streets and create a fantastic atmosphere sure to help you over the finish line. The event which has over 57,000 runners taking part is also televised on the BBC so don’t forget to wave!

By running for VICTA you will be helping to empower children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted.

As part of the team, you will receive:

  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • A professional VICTA running vest
  • Dedicated half-marathon training guide
  • Supporters packs
  • A thank you certificate to display your total

To apply today for run for #TeamVICTA in the Great North Run 2020, please complete the following form. If you already have a place in the Great North Run but would still like to support VICTA, please get in touch at fundraising@victa.org.uk.

Apply to run the 2020 Great North Run for VICTA

Please note, once you have successfully submitted the form it will clear and be replaced with a success message. You should also receive a confirmation email. If you do not you may not have completed all the required fields. Please check back through the form and make sure you have completed each question marked with a *.

Section One - Applicant Details

Section Two - Running and Fundraising

Section Three - Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions
1. I understand that if I am allocated a VICTA Charity Place for the Great North Run 2020, I agree to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee of £25 to secure my place. I am aware this does not count towards the minimum sponsorship amount

2. I understand that the registration fee falls due upon my acceptance of the VICTA charity place and must be received by the VICTA office within two weeks of that date, together with my signed legal agreement. At this point, I must also have established a Virgin Money Giving page for the event exclusively for VICTA

3. I understand that failure to complete the VICTA registration steps by the stated deadlines may mean that I do not receive a VICTA Charity Place

4. By accepting a VICTA charity place, I am committing to raise the minimum sponsorship amount of £250 (excluding Gift Aid) by the 30 September 2020 and understand that it is the endeavour of this challenge to raise as much as possible

5. I agree to represent and raise money exclusively for VICTA in this event

6. I understand that if the sum of £250 has not been paid by the fundraising deadline date, I agree to make up any shortfall myself

7. I understand that monies claimed from HMRC for Gift Aid do not count towards my fundraising total

8. I understand that I am responsible for organising all aspects of my fundraising and will only use lawful means to fundraise including obtaining any necessary insurances, licenses, consents or permissions (from the relevant local authority if collecting funds on the street or in a public place) and that VICTA will not accept any liability relating to my fundraising

9. While fundraising, I will not do anything that is likely to harm VICTA’s reputation

10. All monies raised in aid of VICTA must be received by VICTA

11. Should I have to withdraw from the Great North Run 2020 I agree to inform VICTA as soon as possible in writing. I understand that only when my withdrawal is acknowledged my minimum sponsorship obligation will cease

12. I understand that should I withdraw from my VICTA charity place the registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable will be retained to cover expenses accrued by VICTA

13. If I start the race but do not cross the finish line, I will still be liable to raise the £250 minimum sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid)

14. If I am forced to withdraw from the Great North Run 2020 for any reason, I will need to contact all donors and ask if they are still happy for their sponsorship monies to benefit VICTA. If not, I must refund all donations to the relevant donors. Where VICTA is already in receipt of donations, and the donor would like their sponsorship refunding, I will need to instruct them to write to VICTA requesting a refund of their sponsorship monies giving details of when and how the donation was made and for how much

15. I understand that it is my responsibility to complete all of the Great North Run registration steps by their stated deadlines and that failure to do so may result in me being unable to take part in the event. As this will be done electronically via the Great North Run, I understand I will need to have internet access and access to an email address at some point before this date

16. I understand that this event is not organised by VICTA but by a third party. As such, I agree to adhere to the rules and regulations outlined by the event organisers. These regulations can be found at www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

17. If allocated a VICTA charity place, I agree that images taken on the day may be used by VICTA to help promote fundraising efforts

18. I give permission for my personal information to be stored and used by VICTA in connection with the organisation, promotion and administration of this event

19. I give permission for my personal information to be passed on to the event organisers by VICTA for the purposes of the organisation, promotion and administration of the event

20. I confirm that the information on this form is complete and correct at time of submission

21. I confirm that I will be 17 years of age or older at the time of the event

22. All applications are subject to a selection process to ensure that VICTA charity places are used to best possible effect (at the discretion of VICTA)