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Run for their lives

Many of us want to get fitter and stronger, but how about achieving that whilst fundraising to support your church family in the Middle East? Your support will help shine God’s light in the darkness for Syrians like Jina and Abraham.

Every £35 could provide a supplementary food pack and fuel aid to help a vulnerable Syrian family like Jina and Abraham’s survive the harsh winter.

A gift of £65* could go towards providing training and a loan, to enable a woman to open a small business so she can support her family and community.

 

GREAT NORTH RUN HALF MARATHON

Great North Run

From the very beginning, this event has been a celebration of what makes the North East great; thousands of supporters lining the course, hundreds of volunteers helping you along the way and runners like you, who embody dedication and determination whatever their reason for running. So come and join us on a 13.1-mile journey from Newcastle’s city centre to the coast in South Shields – all live on the BBC! This year is the 40th Great North Run and Open Doors has five places, which we are expecting to go quickly. There is a minimum fundraising target of £500 which will support Christians in Syria and Iraq.

 

VITALITY LONDON 10K

Vitality

The Vitality London 10,000 is London's most inspiring 10K race and features a spectacular route in the heart of the capital, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. The 2020 event takes place on Sunday 25 May and registration is free with your Open Doors place, but we ask you to commit to raising a minimum of £200 to support your church family in the Middle East.

 

Or perhaps you have your own idea of a sponsored running event? Whether you’re planning to run alone or with friends, contact Sally and Fiona to find out how we can best support you.

 
“IT WAS ABOUT DOING THE LITTLE BIT I COULD TO RUN WITH MY WORLDWIDE FAMILY - MY HURTING FAMILY - AND THAT'S WHAT MADE IT ALL WORTH IT.”
- MIKE, GREAT NORTH RUN 2019