This year the Great North Run is different. You won’t be on the start line and you won’t have thousands cheering you on…But you can still Be Your Greatest! The Official Great North Run is on for 13th September and you can join in for Alder Hey.
The Great North Run organisers are creating an app 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, they are making it feel as much like the real event as they can! 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.
You can run any route that you like, but you must follow all local regulations with regard to rights of way, traffic, hazards, etc.
For more details visit https://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run and sign up for free then let us know you are are doing this for Alder Hey and we will send you a free running vest and (virtually) cheer you on!
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