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During this time, we are monitoring the status of any changes to event dates, and are updating our website to reflect these as regularly as we can. Please also keep an eye on the event organiser’s website with regards to the status of your challenge. From all of us in the fundraising team here at Unicef, thank you for your continued support.

Covid-19 is at the front of all our minds. With the help of supporters like you, Unicef are providing gloves, masks and other vital supplies to protect children and families. Through the pandemic, we will still continue to be there for children with life-saving food, vaccines, clean water and protection from wars. Your support means we are able to continue our vital work, thank you.

 

Why choose the Great North Run?

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge. A huge number of runners will run for charity, making this a really well-supported charity run.

Why run it for Unicef?

Your fundraising through the Great North Run can make a huge difference for children. With your support, Unicef can protect millions of vulnerable children around the world.

Did you know that £500 in sponsorship could provide a month’s supply of life-saving peanut paste to bring 22 malnourished children back to health?

Got your own place?

If you’ve already got your own place in the Great North Run, we’d love for you to fundraise for us. There is no minimum fundraising commitment; we would only ask you to raise what you can.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Sun, 12 September 2021
  • 10:40
  • Newcastle

Event type: Half marathon
Fundraising target: Raise what you can

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Still looking for a place?

If you have not yet secured your place on the Great North Run, you can sign up with the event organiser. Don’t forget to complete our form to let us know you’re fundraising for Unicef UK.

Fundraising ideas

Make the most of your run for charity with fundraising tips and ideas in our fundraising toolkit. If you have a question that is not covered, please feel free to contact us via email or by calling 0300 330 5580.