Newcastle Fan Plans Monumental 3100 Mile Run Across USA

Remember Mark Allison’s charity run from John O’Groats to Lands End, which Mark started on July 7th last year and finished on 12th August, and raised thousand of pounds for charity?

A slim Mark Allison being awarded his Newcastle shirt by Chris Mort

Mark’s now planning his next project for Charity and it is even more challenging than his heart warming run from North to South last year in Britain, which was 874 miles.

Mark’s next project is to run 3100 miles in just 100 days across the USA in 2011, and the banner that will plug this event for Charity is RUN GEORDIE RUN.

We are extremely pleased to be able to support Mark in this monumental effort for charity, since we are based here in Raleigh, NC and hopefully can help.  Mark’s rigorous training has already started, and he’s already beginning to raise funds for St Benedict’s Hospice and The Children’s Foundation.

Next month, Mark will be launching his “3000 scheme” and will ask people to help dedicate each mile of the USA 2011 run, to the memory of a lost loved one.  Mark is adamant that he wants this run to be so much more than about him running in memory of his family, and he wants it to have as far reaching an effect as possible.

Mark hopes his run will be much more than just about one Geordie, with a heart of gold, running in memory and on behalf of the people of the North East of England and beyond.

Mark Allison – kept to a rigid diet while on run    😀

We’ll report more on this as Mark starts firming things up in the next couple of months when he will probably request a nominal amount (probably £2) via the www.justgiving.com web-site , and he will then dedicate a mile of the run to the donor’s lost loved one.

Mark will again have his personal web-site, as he goes through this monumental run, day by day, and for each day of the run, he will list the lost loved ones that the day is dedicated to.

Also, the full list of the 3000 names will be available to view on Mark’s new web-site for this monumental effort www.rungeordierun.com.

More details will follow, and we are only too happy to support Mark Allison in any way we can. It’s one of the joys of running a web site dedicated to the Newcastle United Football Club.