Mark Allison - Run Geordie Run


The Childrens Foundation
Our vision is for the health and wellbeing of children and young people in North East England to be the best in the UK. We fund research so we can help to cure sick children and prevent them from becoming ill. We also investigate lifestyle issues which we hope will lead to better long-term outcomes for children in the region. We support NHS projects including the Great North Children's Hospital with our campaign to include the latest technology in the wards to make the time spent in hospital as comfortable and stress-free as possible for children and their families. We manage partnership projects which deliver practical, researched interventions to help children with disabilities or mental health issues and to promote the importance of child safety. We aim to make North East children and ultimately children in the UK Happy, Healthy and Safe.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity
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Run Geordie Run 20,000 miles around the world

Mark Allison - Run Geordie Run

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Thank you for stopping by my donation page. I am an extreme distance runner and I've been fundraising for many years since the death of both of my parents due to cancer.

Using my fundraising nickname, Run Geordie Run, I am currently on a 20,000 mile circumnavigation of the world, running on land, in aid of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and The Children's Foundation.

The journey is being done in 8 segments with 3 having been done already:

2007 - UK (£51,634 raised)

John O'Groats to Lands End. 874 miles in 37 days.

2011 - USA (£105,717.80 raised)

Huntington Beach, California to Coney Island New York. 3100 miles in 100 days.

2013 - Australia (£55,126.60 raised)

Cottesloe Beach, Perth to Shellharbour, Sydney. 2384 miles in 82 days.

The current segment is:

2016 - Europe (£41,680.66 as at 23/07/16)

Lisbon, Portugal to Belgrade, Serbia. 2633 miles in 100 days. 

The future segments are:

2018 - Central Eurasia

Belgrade to Astana, Kazakhstan. 3700 miles in 110 days.

2020 - China

Astana, Kazakhstan to Shanghai, China. 3000 miles in 84 days.

2022 - Japan

Cape Sata to Cape Soya. 1800 miles in 50 days.

2024 - New Zealand

Northerly tip of North Island to Southerly tip of South Island. 1463 miles in 33 days.

In total, that's 20,000 miles around the world, on 4 continents, through 24 countries running for approximately 1 year and 8 months.

A detailed blog of the journey so far around the world can be read at

Any donation made, in aid of The Children's Foundation and The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, no matter how large or small, will be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks in anticipation of your kind support. 

All the best!
Mark Allison (Run Geordie Run)

Further info can be found here :

Totals raised to date (as at 23/07/16):

St. Benedict's Hospice


North of England Children's Cancer Research


The Children's Foundation


The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation




Recent donors

24.07.16 Great challenge. Great cause. Well done!

23.07.16 Congratulations on yet another amazing feat raising money for such good causes.

23.07.16 Well done Mark.

23.07.16 Well done Mark, inspirational stuff


23.07.16 Well done lad. Enjoy your rest.

23.07.16 Amazing guy!

23.07.16 Well done


23.07.16 It truly is inspiring watching you run. Congrats on the first leg of Europe.

22.07.16 Simply amazing! Massive congrats!!

22.07.16 Awesome as ever Mark!!! Many congratulations!!

22.07.16 Well done , epic challenge


22.07.16 You are an inspiration

22.07.16 Another super human achievement , congratulations

22.07.16 I'm in awe of you Mark and have followed your journey - I'm a friend of Giles. Well done

22.07.16 As promised, a ton for your incredible finish in Belgrade today. You really are super human.

22.07.16 Brilliant effort - truly outstanding!

22.07.16 Astonishing achievement once again, Mark! I am in awe of your determination. Congratulations!!!!

22.07.16 Well done Mark, a tremendous effort.

22.07.16 Well done on climbing all those mountains, you are brilliant!

22.07.16 Yet another brilliant milestone. Fantastic achievement (again) & for great causes. Have a few well earned cold ones!

22.07.16 Great effort Mark

22.07.16 my pleasure to support a great guy


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