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Great North Run

September 13


Take part in the biggest and most famous half marathon in the world, joining more than 50,000 people in this iconic race.

Whether you want to set a record, or throw on some fancy dress and jog to the finish line, the Great North Run is the ultimate half marathon for all levels. This race sells out every year and gives you the opportunity to compete against the world’s best athletes (or watch them pass you by as you take it in your stride!)


Each year Kidscan reserves charity places for those wishing to fundraise for us. But whether you take advantage of our charity places or get your ticket, when you choose to fundraise for Kidscan, you can benefit from our help, including on-the-day support where we will be there to cheer you on! For more information visit the official event website here.


How to get your place?

We have a limited number of charity places available for this year’s Great North Run.

Tickets cost:

Adult Half Marathon £25 with a minimum sponsorship of £250

To purchase your charity tickets visit:

Get your place


Race FAQ’s


I have already got a place in this run, and want to start fundraising, what do I do next?

If you already have a place and want to fundraise for Kidscan, that’s great!

Simply let us know about the run you have signed up to on the link below, and we will send you our fundraising pack. It’s full of ideas to boost your sponsorship, tools to help you spread the word and instructions on how to set up an online fundraising page.


Register with Kidscan


Why should I fundraise for Kidscan?


By joining #TeamKidscan, not only will you be helping to ensure that in future every child with cancer can survive and thrive, but you will have our full support every step of the way. From the moment you sign up, we’ll support you as much as you need. Benefits include:


  • – Kidscan T-shirt or running vest, and merchandise
    – Our sponsorship pack filled with advice, tips and tricks!
    – Digital posters, personalised sponsor forms, images & more for you to use
    – Dedicated Kidscan representative to support you
    – Social Media Support


Can my family and friends cheer me on?


We love making as much noise as possible on race day! We’ll send out details of where our cheer point will be in advance of the race. We’d love to see your family and friends there on the day! Let us know in advance, and we’ll make sure we have t-shirts ready!


 How do I fundraise for Kidscan?


Fundraising can be easier than you think! You can set up an online donation page or use one of our paper sponsor forms to get your fundraising off to a great start.

If you want to boost your fundraising you could run a sweepstake, asking people to make a donation in order to guess how long your run will take you. You can also run your own ‘mini fundraisers’ to raise extra money. These are usually small events like bake sales that are easy to organise and plan.


Term’s & Conditions

*Entry fees are correct at time of publishing. Always refer to the organisers’ website for the latest information.


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