Great North Run Reimagined 2020

Home / Great North Run Reimagined 2020

Join the Official Virtual Great North Run 2020 – Reimagined!

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 event will ensure runners can still mark the occasion and make a difference.

Be a part of something incredible!

The GNR Virtual will take place on Sunday 13th September 2020

The team at the GNR are working in partnership with app provider ViRACE to create an innovative virtual experience with audio clips so that participants will hear the sounds of the Great North Run, providing as close an experience as possible to the real event.

They 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.  Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.

Entry Process

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.

Entries will open on the Great Run website from 10am on Monday 3 August. The link to enter is 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 from GNR will not be included with entry.  A range of merchandise can be purchased within the entry process; this includes: official event medal, t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, phone holder.

However, at FOP Friends we appreciate each and every fundraiser, virtual or otherwise!  Runners will receive a medal and certificate from us, on receipt of their fundraised monies, to mark their participation in this exciting event.

Set up your fundraising page…

We appreciate that things are challenging amd uncertain for everyone right now, so if you would just like to participate in this exciting virtual event, just to raise awareness of FOP, then that would be awesome.  However, if you think you may also be able to fund-raise to help support our work in finding a treatment and a cure for FOP, then that would be AMAZING!

Our preferred fundraising platform is Virgin Money Giving.  You can get started setting up your fundraising page here:

This has now been cancelled.  We have rolled over out places to 2021……so you have plenty of time to get training!

The Great North Run is also celebrating its 40th birthday this year, which means this iconic half-marathon is going to be an even bigger event!

Reserve your place for just £25 with a pledge to raise £300 to support our race to find a treatment and a cure for FOP.

FOP Friends