Great North Run 2020

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Great North


  • When

    Sunday 13th September 2020

  • Where

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cost

    £58 registration fee + £250 minimum sponsorship

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world’s most iconic half marathon. The event, which is shown live on the BBC, starts in Newcastle city centre and finishes 13.1 miles later in the coastal town of South Shields.

2020 will mark the 40th staging of this iconic event and the second time Self Help Africa have entered a team! We’re looking for five runners to join ‘Team SHA’ on Sunday 13th September.

The public ballot is always oversubscribed with 1000s of runners left disappointed each year, but we’ve got our hands on five exclusive charity places. For guaranteed race entry all you need to do is pay a £58 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £250 for Self Help Africa.

Each member of our fantastic team will receive:

  • An exclusive Self Help Africa running vest and fundraising pack
  • Personalised support from our fundraising team
  • A Great North Run race pack which will include your race number, timing chip and event information
  • Plenty of encouragement, enthusiasm and smiles throughout your challenge!

Funds raised will support our work with vulnerable farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Register your interest below by filling out the form below.

For more information, contact Steph Smith on

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