Date: 05th May 2024
Deadline: 25th Apr 2024
Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Rd, Gateshead NE10 0EF
Gateshead International Stadium is the third-largest sporting venue in Tyne and Wear and the North East’s only IAAF-standard athletics stadium. The venue has hosted IAAF Diamond & Golden League Athletics and the European Cup featuring the superstars of athletics. You will be joining many World Champions & Olympians who have crossed the finish line at Gateshead International Stadium where five world records were broken in track and field on the famous track.
This ROAD CLOSED half marathon starts on the Felling By-Pass and heads towards the Heworth roundabout before turning and running towards the Gateshead roundabout and then back towards Gateshead International Stadium. The course will then head down to the picturesque Quayside area and will pass the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre For Contemporary Arts, run under the iconic Tyne Bridge and past the historic Swing Bridge before turning back to pass these landmarks again. The course then re-joins the Felling By-Pass and heads once again to Heworth roundabout and Gateshead Roundabout before entering the world-famous Gateshead International Stadium and finishing by running around the track and crossing the finish line cheered home by family and friends.
Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK supports research into the nature, causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of leukaemia and myeloma. Stem cell treatments are used to treat many blood cancers and other diseases, so we also aim to raise awareness of this vital life-saving therapy. The number of people diagnosed with blood cancer is increasing every year.
Leading specialists in the field of blood cancer research are striving to develop treatments for this disease. Our vision is to be the leading UK blood cancer charity specialising in stem cell therapy. We will actively support stem cell research into blood cancers, raise awareness of stem cell therapies and offer stem cell storage services for qualifying families.
The money you raise will go towards funding our vital work to help beat blood cancer. Thank you!