Great North Run

Introducing GNR Virtual - the virtual 13.1 mile version of this year's Great North Run

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Event information

Date: Sunday 13 September 2020
Location: Anywhere - the route is up to you!

The Great North Run is one of the biggest half marathons in the world, attracting around 57,000 runners every year. 2020 was going to be particularly special, as the epic 13.1 mile event should have been celebrating its 40th anniversary, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for the race to go ahead.

The cancellation of the Great North Run is having a devastating effect on charities like us - and #TeamTangerine, we need you more than ever. 

While the Great North Run that we know and love isn't able to go ahead as usual this year, we are delighted to welcome the launch of GNR Virtual - a virtual 13.1 mile run on Sunday 13 September to mark the occasion as part of the GNR Reimagined campaign.

GNR Virtual is completely free to enter and open to everyone, regardless of whether they had a place in this year's race or not. You'll get free access to the race app so that you can enjoy the official Great North Run experience, plus the option to buy a range of merchandise including medals, t-shirts and hoodies.

Read more and sign up here.

As a part of #TeamTangerine you will also receive:

  • Access to our Training Hub
  • Free fundraising support and materials
  • A dedicated Events Fundraiser to help you every step of the way
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Important coronavirus guidance

In line with the UK Government advice, please make sure that you follow social distancing guidelines when undertaking your GNR Virtual and maintain a minimum two metre distance from anyone outside of your household bubble.

Make sure you keep an eye on the latest guidance for staying safe outside your home.

Have a question?

Please contact us at events@meningitisnow.org.