Great North Run reimagined

Take on GNR Virtual, the official virtual Great North Run and support children with IBD. Entry is free, and open now, and you can take part wherever you are!

The official virtual Great North Run will take place on Sunday 13 September.

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

It 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 is free of charge and open to everyone, regardless of whether you had a place in this year’s Great North Run. Entries are NOW OPEN on the Great Run website.

More information about the app functionality and experience will be provided in the coming weeks.

You will get free access to the race app to enjoy the official Great North Run experience. As such, finisher mementos will not be included with entry, however a range of merchandise can be purchased within the entry process; this includes: official event medal, t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, phone holder.

It’s all about the fundraising!

Entry for the GNR Virtual is free. The GNR Reimagined campaign has been designed to take you through what would have been your training programme, building up to a grand finale on 13 September (the day the event was due to be held), to ensure that you can follow the GNR journey from start to finish.

There are medals, certificates, digital mementos and merchandise available, ensuring you have a tangible reward to show to your supporters and donors.

Start your fundraising for CICRA on the Great North Run JustGiving event page.

Join the CICRA team from wherever you are and sign up today!