Great North Run

We’re sorry this event has reached capacity for charity places. If you’ve already secured your ballot place, you can register for free.

I have a ballot place

Event details

When: Sunday 08 September 2024Where: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Charity place registration fee


Charity places are no longer available

Get in touch to go on the waiting list for a charity place in the Great North Run this September.

  • Entrance fee: £30
  • Fundraising target: £350

You’ll have until November 2024 to raise the fundraising target. 

Do you have a ballot place?

If you have successfully secured your own place in the ballot, congratulations! If you would like to use your place to run for Guide Dogs, registration is free and we simply ask you raise as much as you can.

Sign up for the race

Complete the form below to book your place today.

  • If you would like to run as part of our charity team, select ‘I would like a charity place with Guide Dogs’.
  • If you entered the ballot and have been successful in getting your own place, but would like to raise money for us, please select “I have a ballot place”.

Thank you so much for supporting us.

1 of 4: Personal details

A man at a sporting event wearing a Guide Dogs running vest and standing with a Labrador

When you run for Guide Dogs, you’ll get…

  • A Guide Dogs technical running t-shirt or vest of your choice
  • Loads of fundraising tips and resources
  • And best of all, our four-legged friends to congratulate you at the finish!

How the money you fundraise helps change the life of someone with sight loss

  • £51 enables us to produce a tailor-made, large print book for a child with sight loss, so they can enjoy reading just like their friends.
  • £138 could buy a starter kit for a guide dog partnership, containing everything they need to start their new life together.
  • £296 could buy a Fine Motor Skills Bundle, providing a package of toys carefully selected by our experts.
  • £865 could buy a birthing kit, containing all the essential equipment for a guide dog mum to safely deliver her puppies.
  • £1,240 could buy a young person a laptop kit, complete with assistive technology such as Supernova magnifier and speech.
Darren Swales running the Great North Run with his brother as his guide runner, both wearing Guide Dogs vests

Darren’s Great North Run story

Darren completed the 2022 Great North Run with his brother as his guide runner. Darren said:

"Living with sight loss isn’t easy, but with the support of Guide Dogs, anything can be achieved. Since reaching out to Guide Dogs, I am more confident, happy, outgoing, and always pushing myself to the next challenge in life."

"I will never forget the noise of the crowds clapping and cheering us both on as we ran side-by-side over the Tyne Bridge – it was amazing and a proud moment for me as we were both wearing our Guide Dogs t-shirts.”


How we’ll support you

From the moment you join #TeamGuideDogs we’ll be here to support you every step of the way. We'll be your one-stop shop for all the information you need in the run-up to race day, we'll send hints and tips to help support you with your fundraising, and of course, be your biggest cheerers on race day itself! 

We appreciate the monumental efforts of all of our participants and think you are incredible for taking part in such a physically demanding challenge to support us.

Fundraising ideas

Once you’re all signed up to the Great North Run, it’s time to get thinking about that all important fundraising. Reaching your £350 target doesn’t need to feel overwhelming, and we’re always on hand with lots of tips and resources to help kick start donations. 

FAQs about the Great North Run

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

You can reach the team by phone Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm or email us - we'd love to hear from you!

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