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AJ Bell Great North Run

Date 08 September 2024
Location Newcastle
Registration fee £30
Minimum fundraising £400

Be part of this sold-out event, by running with team Royal Voluntary Service.   

The countdown to the world’s biggest half marathon is on and you can be part of the action by signing up with team Royal Voluntary Service!

The AJ Bell Great North Run sees 60,000 incredible people take their place on the start line in Newcastle upon Tyne and travel 13.1 miles towards the beautiful coastline of South Shields.

If it's a Geordie welcome you're looking for then be prepared for the goosebumps as you hear the roar of thousands of supporters cheering your name, all the way from start to finish. 

Apply for a charity place 

To apply for one of our charity places, please complete our application form. If you are successful, we ask that you pay a £30 registration fee and commit to raise £400 for Royal Voluntary Service. We can’t wait to welcome you to #TeamRVS for this incredible event.  

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Why run for Royal Voluntary Service?

Your fundraising will help Royal Voluntary Service in giving even more support to people who need it in our hospitals and communities across Britain. Help our volunteers to keep reaching out with friendship, coordinating events, and giving practical support to people who need it most. 

Support from our fundraising team. Whether you’re an experienced or first-time runner, Royal Voluntary Service will be here to support you every step of the way.  

  • You can expect plenty of fundraising ideas, motivational tips, and Royal Voluntary Service materials to help make your fundraising a success.
  • A free Royal Voluntary Service running vest to wear on race day.
  • Dedicated support to help you to reach your fundraising target. 
  • Regular emails and communication about your event and fundraising in the lead up to race day.

Already have a place in the Great North Run?

If you’re lucky enough to secure your place directly through the Great North Run ballot, we’d love for you to join Team Royal Voluntary Service. There’s no minimum fundraising target; we simply ask that you raise as much as you can. Let our fundraising team know you’re planning to join our team.


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