Great North Run


Event Type:Running

Location:Newcastle upon Tyne

Distance:13.1 miles

Registration fee:£25

Minimum sponsorship:£350

Event date:8th Sep 2024

Run for Make-A-Wish UK in the 2024 Great North Run

60,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome and unbeatable atmosphere.

By becoming a #WishHero in the 2024 Great North Run, you have the power to make a wish come true for a critically ill child, allowing families to create lasting memories that they will treasure forever - no matter what the future holds.

Our charity places are now FULL but if you have a ballot place, why not run to grant wishes in 2024?

I have my own place

Own Place Runners

If you were one of the lucky ones to receive a place directly through the event organisers, you can help to make wishes come true by choosing to run for Make-A-Wish UK.

Join our team for free here, set your own fundraising target, and be a 2024 #WishHero.

How we'll support you

  • A free #WishHero running top and fundraising pack
  • Access to our online training hub and app
  • Regular support emails, key information and fundraising tips
  • Any fundraising materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help
  • Loud #WishHero cheer point on race day
  • Charity marquee and refreshments in the Charity Village

Why run for us in the Great North Run?

By supporting Make-A-Wish UK and becoming a #WishHero in the Great North Run 2024, you'll be transforming lives for children like Harrison from Newcastle. He wished to have a gaming PC so that he could learn a new skill independently - all made possible because of #WishHeroes like you.

Harrison's wish

7 years old


"I wish to have a gaming PC"

Read about Harrison's wish

"It’s lovely to watch him doing something he really enjoys and building confidence in himself. It allows Harrison to enjoy something like any other little boy regardless of his disability."

Lydia, Harrison's Mum