Great North Run
Sunday 9th September 2018

This year, the world's greatest half marathon returns to the North East. With over 57,000 people taking to the streets, this carnival of colour and noise attracts people from all over the world to take part.

MS Research and Relief Fund will once again be entering a team of runners into the event to raise funds to support our vital services.

If you'd like to push yourself in aid of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis in the North East and beyond, please read on for more information about how you can join #TeamMSRRF.


Ready for the challenge?
Send us an email with your details to register for a place on #TeamMSRRF in this year's event.

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All the money you raise will go towards helping people affected by MS in the North East, their primary carers and families.

More Information


If running isn't your cup of tea, take a look at our other events to find another way to raise funds for us.

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Key Information

  • Event date: Sunday 9th September 2018
  • Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1km)
  • Sign up fee: £0
  • Minimum sponsorship: £250

For 2018, we are aiming to have a team of at least 25 runners. We are asking that all participants commit to raise a minimum sponsorship of £250, which can be raised in a number of ways, both on- and offline. There is no upfront entry fee for participants, although you will be asked to cover the charity's costs for the space if you pull out late and a replacement runner cannot be found.

Every penny you raise will go towards improving the lives of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis across the North East of England.

We as a charity will provide you with full help and support along the way. We will provide you with a bespoke MSRRF running vest and we will be partnering again with the MS Society to offer our runners access to a premium tent after the race, with food, drinks and massages all available for free, as well as support during your run from an official cheer station along the route.

Waiting List

We are currently operating a waiting list for people wishing to join Team MSRRF for this great occasion. Places will be offered to people on the waiting list on a first-come-first-served basis and will have the same stipulations as the other spaces - i.e. no entry fee and a £250 minimum sponsorship target.

To register your interest in joining the waiting list for spaces, please contact us.

Ballot Entry

If you have already secured your place on the run through the general entry ballot and would still like to raise funds for MSRRF from the run, please get in touch with us. We will offer you all the support, stewardship and benefits that our charity entrants receive - including a running vest and access to the post-race marquee - but we will not require a set minimum sponsorship in order to do so - please just raise as much as you can!

If you have already got a confirmed ballot entry and you would like to join Team MSRRF, please contact us to let us know.