Great North Run

Well done to all of our Virtual Great North Run runners! Thank you for being part of the official Virtual Great North Run.  We know it can’t live up to the real thing, but it was fantastic to be able to celebrate all that is great about the event and the people who make it even greater.  Until next time...we are planning to be back and better in 2021 for the 40th Great North run. We'll announce more details in the coming months.

Your Race Reimagined

This year was different. We weren't all on the start line together, we weren’t waiting for you at the finish, you didn't have thousands cheering you on…but you have been your greatest

With our partners viRACE, we created an innovative virtual experience so that you could experience the sounds of the Great North Run, to make it as close to the real experience as we could. We hope you enjoyed it! We've compiled all of the audio clips from the Virtual Great North Run, so that you can relive some of the sounds you heard during the race.

Listen Here

We'd love to capture your memories on the day, so please share photos of your run with us on our social channels using the hashtag #GNRVirtual.

The Official Virtual Great North Run

Supporting Charities

The Great North Run is an important day in the calendar for the North East, competitors, spectators & many others, but in particular for charities. Through runners’ blood, sweat and tears over £25m is raised for charity each year. With your help, we’re hoping to still help all our charity partners raise a significant fundraising total.

Over the coming days, please continue to fundraise for a charity who otherwise would miss out this year.  Encourage your friends, family and wider supporter network to donate to your cause and make your 13.1 mile effort even more worthwhile.

It’s not too late to start fundraising – choose a charitable cause that is close to your heart, or a Great North Run charity, and set up a JustGiving page using the link below.  

Start Fundraising