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Virtual Running Challenges

Great Run Solo is a series of virtual running challenges to keep you moving, push you further, and to help you train for your next Great Run event.

There are a range of virtual running challenges from 7 days up to one month,  across a series of distances, and a beginners Couch to 5k, ensuring there is a challenge for everyone. There is also a junior distance challenge available for the budding running stars of the future.

You can enter more than one Great Run Solo challenge, so when you’ve completed one distance you can take the next step up & earn your next medal, or try the monthly accumulator challenge. Challenges cost £10-£15 to join and your entry fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to training plans and our online tracking tool & support throughout the challenge.

Take on a virtual run and join Great Run Solo – we’re behind you every step of the way!

Current Challenges


Celebrate our 40th Birthday by travelling back in time with us to take part in the original Great North Run - wherever you are! GNR81 is free to enter.

May Accumulator Challenge

Complete 15 runs (or more) in May and navigate all four steps of our Runners’ Roadmap. 

April Accumulator Challenge

Spring into action this April! Complete 16 runs (or more) and earn yourself an egg-stra special medal.

Junior April Accumulator Challenge

It’s time to cluck up the courage for April’s eggs-tra special junior challenge! The Spring Chicks is for ages 9 & under and The Good Eggs for ages 10 to 14.

Distance Challenge

Virtual running distance challenges designed to keep you racking up the miles over a 7 or 28 day period.

Couch to 5k Challenge

Gradually build your way to a 5k in 9 weeks with the Great Run Solo Couch to 5k Challenge.

Great North Run Solo

Following on from the hugely popular challenge last year, we’re bringing Great North Run Solo back again in 2021! Complete 25 runs in the build up to event day.

Get Race Ready

We have created a series of Great Run Solo challenges to guide you through your event training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape.

Great Run Solo Strava Club

Join our official Strava group & track your runs with other runners taking on a Great Run Solo challenge.

Official Merchandise

If you’re taking on a Great Run Solo challenge, why not get the t-shirt! We’ve created an exclusive range of Great Run Solo merchandise, including technical t-shirts and hoodies.
You can shop the full range in the Great Run Shop.

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