Great North Run
Sunday 13th September 2020

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.


Key Information

  • Event date: Sunday 13th September 2020
  • Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1km)
  • Sign up fee: £0
  • Minimum sponsorship: £250
  • Find out where the funds you raise go

Come and join #TeamMSRRF for the 2020 Great North Run! There is no entry fee for participants via one of our charity spaces and we ask all runners to raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship.

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 Jon at

Ballot Entry

The general entry ballot is now closed and successful entrants have been notified of their places. If you were successful in the ballot and you would like to join #TeamMSRRF, please email Jon 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 was unsuccessful, please get in touch via the details above and join the team via one of MSRRF's charity ballot places - we'd love to have you on board!