Great North Run
Sunday 12th September 2021

Following the cancellation of the Great North Run in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's greatest half marathon is hoping to return to the North East this year. 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 is once again 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.

Key Information

  • Event date: Sunday 12th September 2021
  • Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1km)
  • Sign up fee: £48
  • Minimum sponsorship: £200
  • Find out where the funds you raise go

Come and join #TeamMSRRF for the 2021 Great North Run!

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 a MSRRF running vest and fundraising tips and support in the lead up to the event. On the day, you'll be raucously supported from our en-route cheer station and you'll have access to our tent space in the charity village, where we'll provide you with soft drinks, snacks and a free massage to help you recover from your great achievement. (subject to change, as we have not been informed of this years arrangements)

If you'd like more information about entering the Great North Run via one of MS Research and Relief Fund's charity spaces, please email us at

Ballot Entry

Unsurprisingly, most people who secured a place in the 2020 ballot chose to roll it over, so the 2021 event is already at capacity. As such there will be no ballot this year.