Great North Run 2020

Woman running the Great North Run

The Great North Run event organisers today (15 June) announced the cancellation of the 2020 event.  

You can read the full statement from Great North Run on their website here.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event the GNR organisers have announced the Great North Run Reimagined!

Virtual Great North Run

Join the Great North Run virtual experience, run the virtual route on 13 September and fundraise for GOSH. The event is free to enter and registration is open from 3 August. You'll get access to an app through which you'll be able to hear the sounds of race day, and be tracked as you take on your 13.1 mile challenge.

Sign up for the Virtual GNR

Update 15 June:

Event organisers at the Great North Run have announced the cancellation of the 2020 event. We understand this was a difficult decision to make. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continuing lockdown measures in place for the foreseeable future, the organisers have stated it is not practical to plan for another event this year.

We know this will come as disappointing news to participants. We understand the decision was made for the safety of both participants and the general public which will always be our priority too.

You can read the full statement from Great North Run here. 

Charity participants

If you hold a GOSH Charity place for the 2020 Great North Run, your place will be automatically deferred to the 2021 event. Please check your emails for more information.

We are incredibly grateful for the amazing efforts of all Team GOSH runners. Thank you for training so hard and for the amazing sums of money you're raising to support children cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

We can't wait to see you on the start line in 2021!

2021 Great North Run

Registrations for the 2021 Great North Run, set to take place on 12 September 2021 (subject to confirmation), will open shortly. Please check back soon.

More information

If you have any questions about the Great North Run or any of our fundraising events, please email