Great North Run 2024

Great North Run 2024

  • Event date Sun 8th Sep 2024
  • About

Support your local NHS by running the Great North Run 2024

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world and we have a place for you!

Join the York & Scarborough Hospitals Charity team and run the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields. With the famous warm North East welcome, you will be part of something amazing.

Early Bird Registration Fee: £40 (up until 31 Janruary)

Standard Registation Fee: £55

Suggested Sponsorship: £300


I’ve not done much running, how long does it take to train for the Great North Run?

Yes! There are lots of training programmes out there for beginners to help run a half marathon. Beginners can reasonably train for a half marathon in around 12 weeks.

Check out the beginner 12 week training plan here

What does the registration fee include?

Registration fee includes;

  • Your place in the run organised by the Great Run Company
  • Access to post-run marquee with refreshments, massage tables and more!
  • Access to virtural training and support calls
  • Charity running vest
  • A dedicated page to collect donations and share your story

Is there an age restriction for participants?

We are not allowed to accept places for under 16's.

Is there a minimum fundraising target?

We encourage participants to raise £300 however we understand times are difficult for everyone at the moment and we are hugely grateful to our supporters for taking on this challenge. Raise as much as you can by sharing your fundraising page with friends and family so they can sponsor you. Your sponsorship will also go towards supporting staff and patients who visit our hospitals across the Trust.

Can I raise sponsorship offline?

Yes you can. Get in touch and we can provide sponsorships form and we can supply you with collecting tins and personalised posters for those local shops and pubs.

Can I decide which hospital my money goes towards?

Yes – simply let us know if you have a specific department that you would like to support.

What happens once I've signed up?

Once you've signed up to the challenge you will receive your welcome email, with instructions about how to redeem your place. Once your place has been redeemed, you'll be able to set up a fundraising page to help you reach your target!

Thank you for finding out more about the event and if you'd like further information, please call 01904 724521 or email [email protected]

Is transport or accommodation provided?

No, we do not put on any transport or accommodation. More information about the race day will be provided once registered.