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Great North Run 2020


Join over 57,000 fellow runners for the largest half marathon in the world. With limited charity places available, you can celebrate the 40th anniversary of this iconic event around the 13.1 mile course between Newcastle and South Shields as
part of the Help for Heroes team. 

Experience the famous Red Arrows display as you cross the Tyne Bridge, whilst supporting wounded veterans and their families.

As part of the Help for Heroes running team you will receive:

  • A Help for Heroes running top to show your support whilst training and on the day;

  • A finisher medal iTab, personalised with your unique finish time to show you've supported Help for Heroes 

    Once registered, you will be allocated an electronic token which you must register on the Great North Run website to redeem your place and receive your race number and details.

Alternatively, if you have secured your own place and would like to fundraise in aid of Help for Heroes, please click the ‘Register your Fundraising’ button.

Fundraising Information

The Help for Heroes Events Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. You will receive a comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started, along with monthly fundraising ideas straight to your inbox!

It’s not just about sponsorship from friends – you can plan events throughout the build-up to your ride to help boost your fundraising total.

Frequently Asked Questions


The suggested fundraising target for this challenge is £390, of which £120 must be received by Help for Heroes by 13 June 2020 to cover the cost of your participation. Thereafter all fundraising will enable Help for Heroes to continue providing direct, practical support to our wounded veterans and their families.

Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have reached £390 within six weeks of the challenge finishing. The Help for Heroes Events Team will be on hand to guide you every step of the way to help you reach and smash that target!


Once you register we will send you our comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started and continue to support you throughout your challenge journey. From top tips to newsletters, we will do our best to help you become a fundraising champion!

Support and Contact

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106



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