Great North Run 2021

Great North Run 2021


Due to the 2020 Great North Run being postponed until 2021, we have filled all of our current spaces on the race.

However, you can register your interest using our ballot form and we will inform you in early June if we have secured extra places.

Please note that we are not guaranteed extra spaces for the 2021 Great North Run – if you are not contacted by the end of June 2021, then unfortunately we have not been able to secure any extra places.


Event date: Sunday 12th September 2021

 Minimum age: 17

 Minimum fundraising target: £500

When will places become available? We will find out in June whether we have secured extra places and will let you know as soon as possible

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world with over 57000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1 mile UK half marathon. From the very beginning this event has been a celebration of what makes the North East great; thousands of supporters lining the course, hundreds of volunteers helping you along the way and runners like you, who embody dedication and determination whatever their reason for running. So come and join a 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle’s city centre to the coast in South Shields; all live on the BBC!

When will race packs be sent to runners?
Runners will receive their race packs approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the event, which will include their race number, timing chip and event information.


Fundraising for PAPYRUS is rewarding and makes a huge difference to young people living with thoughts of suicide – each £5 you raise can help pay for a life-saving call, text or email to HOPELINEUK.

What Happens Next?

Fill out the form *opposite* to be entered into our ballot for a place on The Great North Run – simply choose which race you would like to take part in from the drop down menu.

Our fundraising team will be in touch with you to let you whether you have been successful or not by Mid-June 2020

If you are successful in your ballot entry, you will receive:

  • A welcome email & fundraising toolkit from our friendly fundraising team
  • A sports vest or t shirt to wear on the day
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target

 Already have your own place?

 That’s great news – you can still join Team PAPYRUS and raise vital funds for our life-saving services. There’s no minimum sponsorship amount, as you have purchased your own place, we just ask that you raise what you can and help save young lives! Email the team on to let the team know, and you will receive a fundraising toolkit, running vest/t shirt and iron on letters.

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Event Date: 12/09/2021

To register your interest and to be placed on a waitlist for the Great North Run 2021 please fill out the below form.

Thank you so much for registering your interest for the Great North Run 2021 - we appreciate you thinking about PAPYRUS and wanting to help us save more young lives.

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