This year's Great North Run is going virtual and everyone is welcome! Sign up for free and experience one of the UK's most iconic half marathons, even if you didn't have a place in this year's run.

The official virtual Great North Run will take place on Sunday 13 September. Participants will get free access to the race app - 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.

Mimicking a race format, all runners will 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.

So take on the Virtual Great North Run and make a difference to your local hospitals!

Sign up here

When you've signed up on the official Great North Run website, remember to set up your JustGiving page and share your fundraising on social media with us!

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