Great North Run 2020

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Great North Run

Great North


  • When

    Sunday 12th September 2021

  • Where

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cost

    £58 registration fee + £250 minimum sponsorship

Register Your Interest

This event has been postponed by the organisers and will now take place in September 2021. Self Help Africa’s places have been rolled over.

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.

“Undertaking the Great North Run for Self Help Africa in 2019 has been a big highlight of my year. From streets packed with supporters cheering you along, to live bands playing on roundabouts and thousands of other runners to guide you along your way – who knows, you may even make it on to TV! There is no better feeling than crossing the finishing line after weeks of training, knowing you’ve done all the hard work and helped a worthy cause along the way. If anyone is wanting a new challenge in 2020, then don’t pass this opportunity up – it’s definitely a day to remember!”– Phil Brown, Team SHA 2019

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.

*Registration now full*. To be kept on a reserve list and/or register to your interest for a future event, please complete the form below. A member of our fundraising team will be in touch. 

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