Team Geese in the Great Birmingham Run 2016

Keshena Bowie

Our amazing team of runners are hitting the streets once more for the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 16 October.  Please show your support and give what you can!  Every penny goes towards our life-changing projects with vulnerable and marginalised groups.  DONATE HERE!

Team Geese consists of company members, Board members, family and very special friends of Geese Theatre Company.  Formed in 2013, their first challenge was the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, sharing training tips, nutrition and playlists throughout the tough 12 week run up to the big day and raising over £2500 for local Geese projects.  This was then generously matched by Arts Council England's Catalyst funding and, with Gift Aid, totalled over £5300!

By October 2015, the team had almost doubled and 20 runners hit the streets for another 13.1 miles, smashing their fundraising target, once again!  

Training is in full swing for the 2016 Morrisons Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 16 October.  Company members who are not running are littered throughout the streets cheering the team on and honking their horns and we all meet up after every runner has returned, for celebratory drinks.  If you are on the streets of Birmingham on Sunday 16 October, you can spot the team by looking for their fetching 'Team Geese' running vests!

"Our work involves encouraging people to challenge themselves, to have belief that they can do something that they’ve never done before, to set themselves goals, and to think about how they perceive themselves and how others perceive them. The half marathon is my own personal challenge – I find the training hard but I love how it makes me feel when I’ve completed a long(ish) run;  I have set myself a goal which is about achieving a particular time; and most of all I love that “being a runner” (albeit a slow one!) is now a part of my identity."   Our Artistic Director, Andy, is entering for the second year.  

Please show your support and give what you can.  You just might change a life!  DONATE NOW!

Each runner gives so much time and energy over the 12 weeks of training, to raise funds for our life-changing projects.  Funds raised in previous years have contributed to our community projects, working with some of our most vulnerable and marginalised groups and every penny really does help.