Great South Run

Sunday 20 October 2019
Portsmouth, UK

Great South Run

Join MHA in Europe's leading 10 mile race through Portsmouth and help us beat loneliness and isolation for older people.

Special early bird registration offer £10

 

The Great South Run takes you through Portsmouth, following a 10 mile route around the city passing the famous Historic Dockyard at Victory Gate, Spinnaker Tower, and finishing on the seafront with beautiful views of the Isle of Wight.

 

The course is fast, flat and fun, with fantastic crowds and music to keep you going. It’s the perfect race for beginners and experienced runners alike. Finally, the flat stretch along the sea front to the finish line gives you the perfect opportunity to make a personal best.

 

 

Want to be a part of it all? We’d love to have you on board!

 

Join the Best Running Team For Ages today with an early bird offer of just £20. All we ask in return is for our runners to make a commitment to raise a minimum of £300 which will help to continue our fight against loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.

 

To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page

 

What's included?

Fundraising pack, sponsorship form and support to help you reach your pledge
Best For Ages running t-shirt
Plenty of cheering along the way!


 

Location

Venue

The Great South Run will start and finish  on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea, Portsmouth

Event Essentials

General Information Date of event: Sunday, October 20, 2019 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
10 mile race takes runners on a tour of Portsmouth, including the historic dockyard and Southsea coast

Your entry

 

Special early bird registration fee: £10

 

Minimum sponsorship: £200

 

Got your own place? Join team MHA!

If you have you own place in the Great South Run and would like to run for MHA please email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641 to find out more.

Event registration

To sign-up for one of our charity places in the Great North Run please click the 'Register now' button at the top of this page or for more information email events@mha.org.uk or call 01332 221641

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For more information, please visit the Simplyhealth Great South Run website

How your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

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£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

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£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

Fundraising online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

 

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

 

Matched funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

Spread the word

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips...

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Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

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Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

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Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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