North East bikers set to unite at annual Easter Egg Run for Durham hospitals

Written by on 21st March 2024

The annual Durham Easter Egg Run is set to commence Sunday, March 31 at 10am from Dragonville Tesco car park.

Promotion for the event (image credit: Durham Easter egg run 2024)

The charity run will stop off at hospitals around Durham and Darlington and the team of bikers will donate eggs to the women’s refuges and housing associations.

They plan to ride along to North Durham Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital to offer up some Easter festivities for any children who could unfortunately miss out.

Organiser, Graeme Mills, took over from Durham Police to operate the charity run in 2013, with the first event hosting 300 bikes.

The well-loved event has continued to grow and this year he has said to expect “a fully equipped catering trailer” as well as “adults and kids fancy dress competitions with prizes donated by local businesses.”

Each biker will bring one egg each, and with over 800 participants last year, the charity hopes for the same enthusiasm this year.

Graeme said:  “Last year there were over 800 [participants] and we are expecting up to 1000 bikes this year. In previous years it was just an event on our private Facebook page, the run now has its own email address and GoFundMe page, Facebook has now got nearly 1500 likes and followers and over 55k page views.

“All bikers are from the North East with some travelling miles to take part in an event they love.”

The Easter Egg Run is also in partnership with other charities such as:

Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Rainbow Trust

Miles for Men

Paws Up 

You can donate to the Durham Easter Egg Run here.

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