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Event Details

Name: The Great North Run

Date: 12 Sep 2021

Location: Exhibition Park, Newcastle

The Great North Run

The Great North Run is the countries biggest half marathon, with over 55,000 people running 13.1 miles together. Whether you are an experienced runner looking to beat your Personal Best, or wanting to step up to the challenge for The Kirkwood, you'll definitely love this event!

After an amazing response to our Great North Run campaign in 2019, with all 15 places snapped up and over £8,000 raised for The Kirkwood, we secured another 15 places for the 2020 Simplyhealth Great North Run. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 race was postponed until Sunday 12th September 2021. We already have some amazing supporters raring to go for this year's event, but if you'd like to take part too, please get in touch.


Get in touch

If you'd like the chance to be part of The Kirkwood team and take part in one of the biggest running events of the year, we'd love to hear from you!

Simply click the button below to send us an email and register your interest. Please be sure to let us know your name and provide a contact number so we can get in touch.


Registration Fees

Entry Fee: £58

When you register, we'll also ask you to raise a minimum of £200 in sponsorship for The Kirkwood. Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you might find it easier than you think to raise. Our friendly Fundraising team will also be available to offer helpful advice to support your fundraising efforts. Every extra penny that you raise over the minimum sponsorship amount comes straight to The Kirkwood - so you'll be directly helping to care for anyone affected by a life limiting illness in your local community.


Already got a place and want to fundraise for us?

Congratulations on securing your offical Great North Run place and thank you for your interest in fundraising for us! We'd love to have you as part of The Kirkwood team. We're here to support you all the way to the finish line. 

To help get you started, you can set up a JustGiving page with The Kirkwood and a member of our team will be in touch to support you along the way. To visit our JustGiving campaign page, click here.

For more information, get in touch with our friendly Fundraising team by calling: 01484 557911 or email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk

By joining the The Kirkwood team you will get:

  • A branded running vest
  • A registration pack including sponsor forms and fundraising tips
  • Support from the The Kirkwood Community Fundraising team
  • A chance to be part of our team and know you'll be supporting anyone affected by a life limiting illness in Kirklees!

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