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World Transplant Games 2019 NewcastleGateshead

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Road Closures in Newcastle and the Quayside during World Transplant Games. 

In the summer of 2019, more than 2,400 participants from over 60 countries, aged from 4 - 80+, will arrive in NewcastleGateshead for the World Transplant Games. Get ready to celebrate an inspiring week of sport in the North East from Saturday 17 -  Friday 23 August 2019. 

This inspiring event is a celebration of a second chance of living life to the full, and promoting the need to raise public awareness of organ and tissue donation. The World Transplant Games will take place at some of the top sporting venues in the North East, including Gateshead International Stadium, Close House Golf Resort, Sport Central at Northumbria University, Northumberland Club, Eagles Community Arena, Sunderland Aquatic Centre and St. James' Park. 

Did you know...? Right now, across the UK there are around 6,080 people on the transplant waiting list.

Find out how you can get involved in the World Transplant Games.

What's happening during World Transplant Games

- Come along to the free Sports Science Event at Boiler House, Newcastle University on Saturday 17 August between 10am - 4pm to test just how fit and strong you really are. 

- Cheer on the teams as they walk from Old Eldon Square to Sports Central at Northumbria University for the Athlete's Parade on Saturday 17 August from 4.30pm.

- Join the fun and take part in the Gift of Life Fun Run 5k run / walk (3k for children supported by CHUF) on Sunday 18 August at Exhibition Park. 

- Watch the Games action live - SPECTATE at one of the many sporting venues during the week and cheer on the athletes as they compete for a medal. Drop in and watch for free:

Petanque at Sage Gateshead, Mill Road Car Park (Sun 18 & Mon 19)

Cycle Race on NewcastleGateshead Quayside (Mon 19)

Basketball at the Eagles Arena, Newcastle (Wed 21)

Athletics at Gateshead International Stadium (Thu 22 & Fri 23)

A full list of the events and where you can find them across the region are on the website here.

Text WTG2019 to 70300 to give £3 and help deliver the best Games ever. 

Sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register today and remember to share your wishes with family #Passiton

 

Opening Times

World Transplant Games 2019 (17 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019)

 

 

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