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Great North Run Reimagined

13th September 2020


GNR Virtual – Your race Reimagined

The official virtual Great North Run will take place on Sunday 13 September.

Great North Run is working in partnership with app provider ViRACE to create an innovative virtual experience with audio clips so that participants hear the sounds of the Great North Run, providing as close an experience as possible to the real event.

We will mimic a race format so that all runners start their virtual Great North Run at the same time and complete the same 13.1 mile distance.  Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.

Entry Process

GNR Virtual will be available to enter free of charge and will be open to everyone, regardless of whether someone had a place in this year’s Great North Run.

Entries will open on the Great Run website from 10am on Monday 3 August. The link to enter is here.

How will it work?

More information about the app functionality and experience will be provided in the coming weeks.

What do participants get?

Participants will get free access to the race app to enjoy the official Great North Run experience.  As such, finisher mementos will not be included with entry, however a range of merchandise can be purchased within the entry process; this includes: official event medal, t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, phone holder.

It’s all about charity fundraising

Great North Run has made entry for the GNR Virtual free for participants, as such we are encouraging everyone to fundraise for charity.  The GNR Reimagined campaign has been designed to take participants through what would have been their training programme, building up to a grand finale on 13 September (the day the event was due to be held), to ensure that participants are able to follow the GNR journey from start to finish.

To set up a fundraising page and raise funds for Hospice at Home please click here

There are medals, certificates, digital mementos and merchandise available, ensuring participants have a tangible reward to show to their supporter network.

Find out more information here: https://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run

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13th September 2020
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