Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland has announced its allocation of 15 places for the iconic Great North Run 2024.

The spots are open to supporters who want to represent the hospice in the famous event.

Jenny Urwin, fundraiser for Hospice at Home, said: "The Great North Run is such an iconic event.

"We are excited to be able to offer places to our fabulous fundraisers.

"We are sure that these places will go very quickly.

"This run is such a great challenge to get fit and healthy in 2024.

"Not only does it help the body but it can help the mind as well as raising vital funds for our clinical staff to continue their work within the community."

Runners will take on this 13.1-mile route from Newcastle to South Shields on September 8.

Ms Urwin said: "Whether you run in memory of a loved one, to get fit in 2024 or to achieve a personal goal, we would love to hear from you and would be delighted to welcome you to Team Hospice at Home."

Participants will receive fundraising packs, t-shirts, and a special sunflower badge, the national symbol of Hospice Care.

Jo Jennings, a registered nurse for Hospice at Home, participated in the 2023 Great North Run along with her husband Paul.

Mrs Jennings said: "I feel so privileged to be part of this great team which provides support for both patients and their family in their home."

Entry for the 2024 event costs £65 and runners are encouraged to try and raise £295 to help future patients and their families.

Find out more via the hospice's website or contact Jenny at fundraising@hospiceathome.co.uk.