The organisers of the Sunderland Half Marathon and 10k have revealed today that charities will be able to purchase “packages” to help with fundraising.
The packages include space in the races for runners, and also room along the route for any stalls or displays they wish to have. Usually, entrants have to pay a fixed price to enter the race but these packages have allowed for charities to enter participants at a discounted price.
St Benedicts Hospice in Ryhope, has purchased the “Gold Package”, which entitles them to 20 places in each race, and a stall at the Stadium of Light.
Fundraising manager of St Benedicts, Catrina Flynn, said: “We’re really pleased to be involved with it because it’s a great way to show off Sunderland.
“Money is used for all sorts. We raise money for patient comforts and direct patient care.”
The race is on the 3 May and starts and finishes at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.