Thursday 10 June 2010

The Run Geordie Run t-shirt makes it to Newcastle (Washington, USA)

The Run Geordie Run t-shirt has, so far, raised thousands of pounds for St Benedict's Hospice and The Children's Foundation. It has been seen on the set of Soccer AM, Soccer Saturday, Live from Studio 5 and on the pitch being worn by the players of Newcastle United. The t-shirt has been spotted in Dubai, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Eygpt, Hong Kong, France and Spain and with the entire Newcastle Falcons rugby squad.

More recently, two of my heroes, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Mark Beaumont have been pictured with the t-shirt. The t-shirt was also spotted during last night's Blaydon Race and I've heard sightings of at least 5 runners wearing them.

The Run Geordie Run t-shirt was seen today in Newcastle. "That's not so unusual." you might say. However, very appropriately, this is the city of Newcastle in the state of Washington, USA. Not only that, but the t-shirt had the honour of being in the presence of some very important figures from the city.

First up, were the Newcastle City Councilmembers (pictured above, from left to right, Carol Simpson, Rich Crispo, and Lisa Jensen.). Next was the City Clerk, Bob Baker (pictured below).

Finally, we have one of Newcastle's finest, none other than the City of Newcastle's Chief of Police, Melinda Irvine (pictured below).

I'd like to thank each one of them for the time they took to have a picture taken with the Run Geordie Run t-shirt and for taking an interest in the 3100 mile run across the USA. Hopefully, news of the t-shirt's appearance will make it into the local newspaper The Newcastle News. Also thanks to Shelli Mayfield for helping to spread the word, stateside.

Watch this space for future appearances of the Run Geordie Run t-shirt as links with many places in the  USA attempt to be forged. 

T-Shirts are only £10 and the amazing thing is that THE FULL £10 goes directly to charity via You might need to read that again. YOU PAY £10 AND ALL OF IT GOES TO CHARITY. That's exactly how we like to do our fundraising at Run Geordie Run and that's how almost £11,000 has been raised so far. T-Shirts can be ordered here.