Medal Month Challenge



Celebrating the memory of John Shallcross OBE

and raising vital funds for NE Youth

£10 per person


SKU: N/A Category:
Number Of Tickets:



Things are pretty bleak at the moment and people are only going to suffer more mentally over time. So why not give yourself purpose, and support a young person’s charity at the same time by getting up and getting active this February!

John Shallcross OBE was one of NE Youth’s longest standing Trustees, who raised over a £1m for our charity.  Sadly, John passed away last March due to Covid-19 and, along with his daughter, Jo, and in partnership with ‘Reason To’, we want do something positive by celebrating his life and the difference he made to NE Youth.  We thought it fitting therefore that we do this during what would have been John’s birthday month.  So, get on board our Medal Month Challenge, keep mentally fit and raise vital funds for some of the most disadvantaged young people throughout the north east.


The challenge is to have completed a marathon by the 21st February, John’s birthday.  If you need the whole month that’s fine!

To cover the distance you need to run, walk, ride, scoot, wheelchair, sledge, or even crawl 2km a day.

For those of you wanting an extra challenge why not run 1/2 marathon, or really go for it and do a full marathon. We will have 3 different medals.

Whatever you decide is fine it’s just about having a goal to get active – with a medal at the end!


And it’s great to have the Police & Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuiness, on board.  She said:

“I’m all set to take on the challenge. It’s important that we make time in our lives to do things like this. Doing it to help raise funds for NE Youth and the fantastic work they do to support young people across the North East too – what a great incentive that is.”



The cost of entry is on £10 per person.  Three medal options to choose from:

1)  Run, walk, ride, scoot, wheelchair, sledge or even crawl (Medal 1)

2)  2 x 1/2 marathon or 1 x 1/2  and small runs to = marathon (Medal 2)

3)  Run a marathon (Medal 3)

Please choose the preferred medal option on checkout


Those wanting to be sponsored, or donate further to NE Youth, you can do so by visiting our Virginmoneygiving campaign at:


Disclaimer: with any physical activity there is a risk of injury and by joining this challenge you acknowledge that you assume the risk of said activity.

Additional information


Medal 1, Medal 2, Medal 3