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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 fight for a fair world for everyone. Please note, the date is not yet confirmed but will be in early - mid September 2020.

Great North Run VSO

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon, with over 57,000 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

Join Team VSO with one of our charity places. We'll support you at every step of the way to make sure you reach your £320 fundraising pledge and make memories to last a lifetime. Apply below and we'll be in touch.

Apply for a VSO charity place

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 technical running vest
  • Lots of training tips 
  • Dedicated VSO fundraisers who will ongoing support
  • Access to the VSO Eventers Facebook group


Why VSO?

You’ll be running for an amazing cause: for a fair world for everyone.

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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