Updates on Great North Run and Sunderland vs Millwall following HM Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Written by on 9th September 2022

Great North Run

It has been announced that Sunday’s Great North Run will go ahead as planned.

A statement released earlier today said: “The event has traditionally been a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of ordinary people, this year it will be an opportunity for us to come together and express our condolences, while celebrating the life of our extraordinary Queen.”

The statement also shared that: “Elements of the runner and spectator experience will be more subdued out of respect to the Royal Family.”

However, Friday evening’s Great North 5K event has been cancelled, which was announced on Thursday following the news.

Sunderland vs Millwall

Sunderland’s home game against Millwall in the Championship has been postponed, along with all other English football league games between September, 9 and 11.

The statement from the FA added that the Queen was a “long-standing patron” of the association and “has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game”.

The details regarding rearranged games will be announced in due course.

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