Great North Run
Sunday 12th September 2021 (provisional)

Following the cancellation of the Great North Run this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's greatest half marathon is hoping to return to the North East in 2021. 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.


Key Information

  • Event date: Sunday 12th September 2021 (provisional)
  • Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1km)
  • Sign up fee: £TBC
  • Minimum sponsorship: £TBC
  • 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 bespoke 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.

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

The general entry ballot is not yet open for entries, if you do apply in the future and are successful in the ballot and you would like to join #TeamMSRRF, please email us at to let us know.

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 your ballot entry is unsuccessful, please get in touch via the details above and we will let you know if we have any charity spaces available so you can join the team via one of MSRRF's charity ballot places - we'd love to have you on board!