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Great North Run


Run for research and take part in the Great North Run's first-ever official, virtual run.

GNR Virtual

Date: Sunday 13 September 2020 

Location: Virtual (wherever you want!)

Distance: Half Marathon

Entry Fee: FREE

Join us for the official Virtual Great North Run on Sunday 13 September. The virtual half marathon is free of charge to enter, regardless of whether you had a place in this year’s Great North Run. In return, we ask that you consider fundraising for local, life-saving research from North West Cancer Research. We'll see you on the virtual start line!

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 Be Your Greatest!

With their partners ViRACE, the Great North Run team are creating an app to bring you an innovative virtual experience with audio clips from the event so that you will hear the sounds of the Great North Run. From an upbeat warm-up led by the legendary Roy Gayle, to chants of OGGY OGGY OGGY, and the iconic roar of the Red Arrows fly-past, it will feel as much like the real event as we possible!

The app will mimic a race format so that 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. 

Why choose #TeamNWCR?

By running for #TeamNwcr you'll be supporting life-saving research for years to come and helping our researchers in the fight to stop cancer sooner.

As part of our team you’ll receive fantastic support from the moment you sign up all the way until you cross that finish line. We'll provide you with a running shirt, training guides, fundraising pack and unlimited support in the run up to and during the event. 



Take part in the Great North Run in aid of NWCR

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