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 urge you to fundraise for NeoAngels who would otherwise miss out this year. Entries close on Friday 4 September.
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!
GNR have partnered with ViRACE to create an app that will 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, they are making it feel as much like the real event as we can!
They 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.
You can run any route that you like, but you must follow all local regulations with regard to rights of way, traffic, hazards, etc. We politely request that you DON’T try to run the actual GNR route. The actual Great North Run takes place on closed roads, most of which are not accessible to pedestrians at any other time of the year.
For more information and to register, please visit www.greatrun.org/great-north-run.
NOTE: Due to a technical glitch, NeoAngels isn’t currently listed as a charity on the Great Run website. We are working with the organisers to rectify this, but in the meantime you can start fundraising on www.justgiving.com.
We hope to see you on the virtual start line!