Race to the Base

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Complete your miles in May


Anywhere, any time


£10 - receive a fundraising pack and cap!


We ask you to pledge to raise £50

Can you take on the Race to the Base?

Choose your distance, choose your method and get moving this May!

Whether you don your walking boots, trainers or cycling shoes, cover the distance that our critical care team fly when returning to base from the North’s Major Trauma Centre, the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.

You can take on this challenge either on your own, or you can complete it as a team with your friends, family, classmates, or colleagues, and raise as much money as possible for your local air ambulance so we can continue our life-saving work!

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Are you ready?

With 32, 78, 130, or 380 miles to choose from, select your distance and start raising vital funds for our life-saving service.

Each distance is captained by a member of our critical care team, who will be there to support you along the way.

You can complete your miles all in one go or split them across the month! Are you ready?


380 Miles - Supercharged

The ultimate challenge. 380 miles in one month. Do you think you have what it takes to join paramedic Lee’s team? Every mile you complete will help to keep our aircraft in the sky.

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Fundraise while you Race

By taking on this challenge, you’re ensuring we can continue to cover the distance and save lives across the region.

You can complete it any time you like between 1 – 31 May 2023.  Entry is £10, which covers the cost of your GNAAS cap, which you should wear with pride throughout the challenge!

You can fundraise using JustGiving and share your challenge on social media.

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What is the Race to the base?
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A virtual fundraising event taking place in aid of GNAAS from 1st – 31 May. Choose to cover 32, 78, 130 or 380 miles throughout the month and raise sponsorship to help our critical care team to continue saving lives.

How you complete the miles is up to you! Run, walk, cycle – the choice is yours.

How do I take part?
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You can sign up using the form above.

You’ll then receive your e-fundraising pack with all you need to help you along the way and make the most of your fundraising.

How much money do I need to raise?
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We ask everyone taking part to aim to raise at least £50.

Let friends and family know what you are doing by setting up a Just Giving page and sharing it online. If you’re looking for other ways to enhance your fundraising, check out the hints and tips included in your welcome email or get in touch with our friendly team.

How do you get a GNAAS jersey or top to wear during my challenge?
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We’ll send you a cap to complete your miles in, and you can purchase official GNAAS merchandise here.

How will my fundraising be used?
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Last year, our critical care team responded to over 4,478 call-outs. Your fundraising will help keep our team flying and responding to the most critically ill and injured people throughout the North. Lives will be saved, and families kept together.

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