Join our Virtual Great North Run team and help us raise vital funds.

The Great North Run has been cancelled this year and thousands of charities, including ours, are missing out.

Introducing, the Virtual Great North Run half marathon on Sunday 13 September! It’s free to take part in, regardless of whether you had a place in this year’s Great North Run.

Sign up and you can run any route you like on the day. You’ll also get access to an app which gives you audio clips so that you will hear the sounds of the Great North Run. From an upbeat warm-up, to chants of OGGY OGGY OGGY, and the iconic roar of the Red Arrows fly-past!

Additionally, all runners start their Virtual Great North Run at the same time and complete the same 13.1 mile distance. Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.

Sign up to join our team

We’ve set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving, so you can join our team and either make a donation to us, or raise some sponsorship on our behalf. So far we have four lovely runners – Marie Dunphy, Sally Bunney, Becky Brennan and Sarah Pile.

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Challenge yourself

If you’re not much of a runner but would like to fundraise for us, why not take on your own challenge. Sign up for a charity skydive, or swim, dance or craft for us. There are lots of ideas on our fundraising page.