Great North Run

Sunday 13 September 2020

Fundraise for Royal Voluntary Service at the Great North Run
Join Team Royal Voluntary Service in 2020 as we take on the Great North Run. 

Every autumn over 54,000 people head to Newcastle to take part in the World’s most popular Half Marathon – The Simplyhealth Great North Run. Join them in 2020 and run to raise money for Royal Voluntary Service and the people we support.

Our guaranteed charity places are now sold out.

Own place entry

Sign up for your own place on the Great North Run website and let us know that you’ll be taking on this challenge for us. There’s no minimum fundraising pledge, just raise as much as you can.

If you’ve already booked your place, then simply click the button below to let us know and we’ll send you your team Royal Voluntary Service fundraising pack.

I'm taking on this challenge

Why run for Royal Voluntary Service?

By running for us, you will help Royal Voluntary Service in giving even more support to people who need it in our hospitals and communities right across the UK. We rely on the tireless support of fundraisers like you to help raise the funds we need every day so our volunteers can keep on reaching out with friendship, coordinating local social events and giving practical support to older people all over the country.

We’ll support you all the way

What you can expect:
  • A welcome pack full of fundraising materials and tips.
  • Royal Voluntary Service running vest.
  • Regular emails and communication about your event and fundraising in the lead up to race day.
  • Dedicated support from our experienced fundraising team.

"As Royal Voluntary Service is a charity I support it was a no-brainer for me to run the Great North Run for them. I was honoured to take on the challenge so that I could give something back to them as a thank you for their wonderful services."

Jonathan Chamberlain, Royal Voluntary Service fundraiser

Find out more

Join Team Royal Voluntary Service at this event. Find out more today on 0800 731 9197 or email

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Make 2020 a year to remember

From runs, cycles, swims, sky dives or walks. You will help us in giving even more support to people who need it. Take on a challenge in aid of Royal Voluntary Service.

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