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Simplyhealth Great North Run

Location: Newcastle

Time: 09:00am

Distance: Distance: 13.1 Miles

Cost: £15 Target: £320

Secure your charity place on the Tyne for this famous half marathon. Help VSO make sure no one gets left behind by running with us.

Great North Run VSO

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon, with over 56,000 runners enjoying the unique atmosphere as the run takes them through Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields. Live music, on-course refreshments and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way.

I want a VSO charity place

VSO places in Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019 are now closed. If you'd like to express your interest for the 2020 event, please let us know!

Register interest in Great North Run 2020


Already have a place in the ballot?

If you're one of the lucky ones to have already secured your place, why not use it to run for VSO! You'll be raising money to help some of the poorest communities around the world. We'll support you every step of the way! 

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#TeamVSO Support

  • VSO fundraising pack to help you reach your target 
  • VSO running vest with iron-on letters 
  • Lots of training tips 
  • Dedicated VSO fundraisers who will offer continued support


Why VSO?

You’ll be running for an amazing cause: for a world without poverty.

Our volunteers work in 23 countries to help people live healthy, dignified lives. Some of our volunteers include teachers, doctors, business experts, nurses... the list goes on.

These volunteers share skills where it's needed the most, in the world's poorest and most marginalised communities.

£320 could pay for hygiene workshops for 80 girls. By the end of the sessions, each girl will have one reusable sanitary pad, and the skills to make their own sanitary pads at home.

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