Great North Run
Sunday 11th September 2022

In 2022, the world's greatest half marathon will once again finish at South Shields! 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 has secured charity places for the event and will enter a team of runners 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.

2022 GNR - Key Information

  • Event date: Sunday 11th September 2022
  • Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1km)
  • Sign up fee: £50
  • Minimum sponsorship: £300
  • Find out where the funds you raise go

Join #TeamMSRRF for the 2022 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 and beyond.

We will provide you with a MSRRF running vest and fundraising tips and support in the lead up to the event.

In 2021 MSRRF made the difficult decision not to attend the event and did not have a presence along the route or at the Charity Village. In 2022, we hope to return to the event, to support all of our runners! We will, as always, keep up to date with the ever changing Covid pandemic situation and will make final decisions regarding our attendance closer to the event.

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

Ballot Entry

The public ballot opened in January 2022. If you decide to run for MSRRF and are successful in the ballot, there is no sponsorship target, you will be welcome to join #teamMSRRF and we will support you every step of the way.

GNR 2021

Following the cancellation of the Great North Run in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's greatest half marathon returned to the North East in 2021. There was a new route for 2021 starting and finishing in Newcastle, with the route taking in some scenic routes in Newcastle City Centre.

MS Research and Relief Fund once again entered a team of runners into the event raising vital funds to support our FREE services.

2021 GNR - Fundraising

MSRRF were proud to have 11 runners in the 40th Anniversary GNR, these amazing people have raised over