Virtual Great North Run
Sunday 13 September 2020
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Great North Run have partnerered with ViRACE, to bring you an innovative virtual experience with audio clips from the event so that you will hear the sounds of the Great North Run. From an upbeat warm-up led by the legendary Roy Gayle, to chants of OGGY OGGY OGGY, and the iconic roar of the Red Arrows fly-past, it will feel as much like the real event as possible!
Mimicking 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. Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.
You can run any route that you like, but you must follow all local regulations with regard to rights of way, traffic, hazards, etc.
Why run for MHA?
As part of our team you’ll receive fantastic support from the moment you sign up, all to way the finish line. We’ll also provide you with:
- Training guide
- On-hand support from our dedicated events team
- Fundraising pack and sponsorship form to help you smash your target
- Dedicated Facebook group
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Entry: This event is FREE to enter
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You can choose your route for the Virtual Great North Run, starting at 10.30am. You will be sent App details when you register which will contain further instructions. You must follow all local regulations with regard to rights of way, traffic, hazards, etc. he actual Great North Run takes place on closed roads, most of which are not accessible to pedestrians at any other time of the year so please don’t try to run the actual route.
By fundraising for MHA, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
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