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Running the Great North or Great South Run? You could boost your fundraising

Are you taking part in the Great North or Great South Run?

If you are you could win up to £500 for your chosen charity. All you have to do is set up and activate a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page for The Great North Run or The Great South Run and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of three donation prizes:

  • A £500 donation to the winning fundraiser page for their chosen charity
  • A £250 donation to the two runner-up fundraiser pages for their chosen charities

The closing date for the draw is 11 November 2012.

All fundraisers for the The Great North Run and the The Great South Run who have set up and activated their page within the competition timelines will automatically be entered into the draw. Click here to read the terms and conditions.

Take part in this event…

You can enter online and find the answers to many questions at

Three ways to win with the Great Run Runners’ Club

Great Run Series

The Virgin Money Giving Great Run Runners’ Club is exclusively for fundraisers taking part in the 2011 Great Run Series. As well as helping you get ready for your big day, the Virgin Money Giving Great Run Runners’ Club can also help you raise more along the way.

And to get your fundraising off to a flying start, they’re running three prize draws to win donations of up to £500.

Simply set up a Virgin Money Giving Great Run Series fundraising page and you’ll automatically become a member of the Runners’ Club. Then you can enter all three draws.

Prize draw 1
Everyone who sets a target on their fundraising page will be entered. First prize is a £250 donation to your page. Six runners up receive a £50 donation.

Prize draw 2
Everyone who organises a fundraising event and tells Virgin Money Giving about it will be entered. First prize is a £250 donation to your page. Six runners up receive a £50 donation.

Prize draw 3
Everyone who raises more than £500 will be entered. First prize is a £500 donation to your page.

To find out more about the Virgin Money Giving Great Run Runners’ club and for terms and conditions visit

Introducing the Great Run series Runners Club

Great Run Series

To help you get ready for the Great Run’s we’ve created an exclusive Great Run Runners’ Club.

All fundraisers using Virgin Money Giving for their Great North, Edinburgh, Yorkshire, Birmingham and South runs will automatically become members, and will receive details via email on how to take advantage of the discounts and competitions, as well as regular Great Run tips to kick start your fundraising.

Some great discounts

Sweatshop, Lucozade and AudioFuel

Having the right gear can make a big difference to your training. We’ve teamed up with some specialist companies to help maximise your comfort and enjoyment.

Exclusive competitions to boost your fundraising total

And to boost your fundraising total we’re running some competitions to help boost your fundraising.

Set a fundraising target on your page to be in with a chance of winning a £250 donation. Plus six runners-up will win £50 donations. Simply set a target and we’ll put you in the draw.

Tell us about an event you’ve organised to raise funds – like a cake sale or car wash – or send us a picture, and we’ll enter you into a draw. The winner will have £250 added to their total. Plus six runners-up will win £50 donations.

Raise over £500 and we’ll automatically enter you into another draw for a £500 donation. Plus six runners-up will win £50 donations.

Create your page and join the Runners Club

Find out more about the runners club and your Great Run Series fundraising page here.

Making the great runs £1 million greater

Charities will be Great Run winners online, says Virgin Money Giving

Charity fundraisers taking part in the Great North Run and other Great Run events this year could raise close to £30 million if they go online to organise their fundraising, according to Virgin Money Giving.

Last year the Great Run Series of events, which includes the Great North and South Runs and the Great Yorkshire, Manchester and Edinburgh races, raised over £28 million for good causes*.

But if fundraisers were to raise the same amount this year on Virgin Money Giving, at least another £1 million would make its way to charity.

Assuming an average donation of £24, with Gift Aid uptake at 87% of total donations, the £28 million raised last year would be boosted to £29.06 million if fundraisers were to use Virgin Money Giving.

Grant Bather, spokesman at Virgin Money Giving, said: “The Great Run series of events raise considerable funds for charity.

“Every penny counts for charities and with Virgin Money Giving, more money will make its way to good causes, with £12.46 going to charity for every £10 donated.”

Virgin Money Giving recently passed the £16 million barrier and has over 1,500 charities signed up and over 31,000 fundraisers. is the official sponsorship website of the Virgin London Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon and ‘Run to the Beat’.

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