Super parkrun raises money for charity

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who crossed the finish line on Saturday at the first QE Charitable Funds parkrun.

Runners were undeterred by the wet conditions as they approached the start line of the 5k stretch in the beautiful setting of Saltwell Park. The hilly route wasn’t without its challenges but our runners ploughed on to the all-important finish line. Thank you to everyone who ran, donated, fundraised and cheered at this fantastic event.  

Special mention to the band of superheroes from biochemistry who ran for our SCBU after a member of their team’s baby was on the unit.

Paul Hopkinson, chair of QE Charitable Funds, started the race. He said: “We were delighted to join forces with Gateshead parkrun to promote and fundraise for our charity. It has been a fantastic event and I was particularly blown away by the support of all of the parkrunners – thanks so much to everyone who came along, fundraised and supported us on the day.”