Great North Run Reimagined is a virtual running campaign, created to provide runners with a Great North Run experience to remember. From the training and preparation, right down to a virtual race experience, the campaign ensures we can still mark this very special occasion.
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.
You can still fundraise, and still achieve!
In partnership with app provider ViRACE, we will create an innovative virtual experience with audio clips from the Great North Run, to provide you with an experience as close 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. You will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.Enter 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
We have made an entry for the GNR Virtual free for participants, and we are encouraging you to fundraise for the Great North Air Ambulance Service. 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.
There are medals, certificates, digital mementos and merchandise available, ensuring participants have a tangible reward to show to their supporter network.
To start fundraising, click here.
Join the race whenever and wherever you like. You’ll cover the distance our critical care team fly when returning to the base from the RVI, the North’s main major trauma centre.