Great North Run 2024

Newcastle 8th Sep

On Sunday 8th September 2024 the world’s biggest half marathon returns to the North East. With over 65,000 runners, this is a major event to tick off your bucket list, and by running for Action for Children you'll also be supporting vulnerable children in the UK.

Join team Action for Children

if you're looking for a charity place or have your own place

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Why join our team

Whether you have a ballot place or a charity place with us, all Action for Children runners will receive:

  • Leg massage, refreshments and professional photos with your medal. You'll find us in our post-race marquee.
  • Running vest: Free Action for Children vest with iron-on letters so everyone can cheer your name.
  • Fundraising support: Guidance from your local fundraiser all the way up to event day and beyond, so you can smash your fundraising target.
  • Facebook group: Access to our exclusive community of sports participants through our Sports Facebook Group.
  • And lots of cheers! Be cheered on by our amazing and loud cheer squad to keep you going to the finish line.

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Run for us if you have your own place

If you got a place in the ballot, you can support Action for Children and receive all the same fantastic benefits as runners with our charity places. We would love to have you! Simply complete the form below to join our team.

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Sign up for a charity place

If you are looking for a charity place, please fill in this form and a member of our fundraising team will contact you.

  • Entry donation: £40
  • Fundraising target: £350

Your details

Application form

I am aged 18 years and over and I consent to Action for Children using photographs of me taken during the Great North Run 2024 in future marketing materials.

By clicking 'Yes' you agree to Action for Children using images of you from the Great North Run 2024 in future promotional materials. For more information about how we'll use your personal data, please see

Stay in touch

As a valued supporter, we would love to send you regular updates about our work – including heartfelt stories, exciting events, and information about how you can continueto support vulnerable children and young people in the UK.

I'm happy for Action for Children to contact me with updates about its work by:

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Terms and conditions

Action for Children’s Gold Bond places for the AJ Bell Great North Run are really valuable to us. They are very limited and expensive, therefore we want to make sure that every runner we give a place to can maximise the value of their place.

By accepting an Action for Children’s charity place for the AJ Bell Great North Run 2024, and taking part in the event on Sunday 8 September 2024, you are agreeing to the following:

  • Committing to fundraising a minimum target of £350 for Action for Children (excluding Gift Aid and Matched Funding) by 1st November 2024.
  • Making a donation of £40 to secure your place no later than 30 days after your place has been accepted. This goes towards the cost of your Charity place. If you drop out for any reason, your donation is non-refundable.
  • Letting us know ASAP if you have any doubt about your ability to take part in the Great North Run or your ability to meet the £350 fundraising target. If you let us know early (ideally by the end of May 2024), we can help with fundraising support, or someone on our waiting list can take your place. If you let us know too late and we can’t fill your place, we will lose out on the money we have paid for your place and the £350 that we expected you to raise.
  • You must complete the event registration on the Great North Run console. You will receive an email from Great Run prompting you to do this once you have paid your £40 entry donation to Action for Children. If you haven’t received this email and you think you should have, please email [email protected] ASAP.
  • Action for Children does not take responsibility for any health issues during your training for the Great North Run, or any incidents that occur on race day. If you have any health concerns prior to or during your training please consult with your doctor. Let us know immediately if you are unable to take part in the race.
  • All donated monies collected in support of Action for Children must be forwarded to the charity or returned to the individual sponsors if it transpires that you are unable to participate in the event for any reason. Monies already received by the charity will not be refunded.
  • When Action for Children establishes contact described as “urgent”, runners must respond via email/telephone/writing at their very earliest convenience.

Please check the box to confirm.