This year is different. We won’t be on the start line, we aren’t waiting for you at the finish, you won’t have thousands cheering you on…but you can still run your very own Great North Run!

The ‘Official’ Virtual Great North Run will be a unique virtual half marathon race experience on the weekend that would have been the Great North Run weekend. 

The event is free to participate in and is open for all runners, whether they had a Great North Run place or not. 

The Great North Run is usually the biggest event in our calendar so it is a huge loss for us to miss out on a year, as our fundraisers and runners always does a incredible job. With our runners’ help and through the Great North Run Reimagined campaign, we’re hoping we may be able to still have some success this year!

But we need you.

We are encouraging everyone who takes part in the Virtual Great North Run to fundraise for our great cause. If you are interested in running as part of #TeamFamilyFund then please register your interest by emailing [email protected]


Event: Half Marathon

Distance: 13.1 miles

Registration Fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £250


The Great North Run is a celebration of what makes the North East great!

Join almost 60,000 other runners in the world’s biggest half marathon on its 40th anniversary! The Great North Run participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in the North East of England.

We'd love to have you as part of #TeamFamilyFund, running the world's most iconic half marathon to support families raising disabled and seriously ill children.

By taking part in the Great North Run we will support you by:

  • Giving you Family Fund t-shirt to wear with pride
  • Sending a fabulous fundraising pack full of goodies to help you reach your sponsorship goal
  • Providing first-class fundraising support from our dedicated team
  • Plus the achievement of completing the biggest half marathon in the world!

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with our Fundraising team at [email protected] or by calling 01904 550033.

Booking for this event has now closed.