We are here to help with any fundraising queries and we are more than happy to talk through ideas with you! We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving and our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here which includes our paper sponsorship form.
The Great North Run is widely considered to be the greatest half marathon in the world. Since the first starting pistol sounded in 1981, over a million runners have passed over the Tyne Bridge – heading towards the beach-front finish at South Shields.
We want you to tread in their footsteps and run this iconic race for the thousands of people facing homelessness.
Secure your place at Great North Run
- Registration Fee: £29
- Sponsorship pledge: £349
The fundraising commitment is the amount you pledge to raise through sponsorship. The more you raise, the more people we can help.Sign up
Already have your own place?
If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by running and fundraising for Shelter. We’d love for you to join the team – get in touch below.Join team Shelter
All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:
Shelter technical running top
Training plans created by our running partners Let’s Get Running
Personal trainer support
We’ll be there to cheer you on
Post race reception (with refreshments & a leg massage)
We can't fight homelessness without your help
The housing crisis is now a national emergency. We believe that a safe home is a fundamental need and basic moral right. By fundraising for Shelter in the Great North Run you can join the fight to defend that right.
Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.
Thanks for a great day #TeamShelter and the amazing cheer squad at 8 miles! It was a hot one but a belting day and that run along the seaside at the end.
Want to know more? Check out our FAQ
Registration fees for charity places in events are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to someone else or deferred to the following year. If you secured your own place in the event, you’ll need to check the event’s refund policy, which you should be able to find on their website or on your registration confirmation.
If you become aware that your card has been used fraudulently, please contact your card provider.
If your donors would like a refund on the sponsorship they have given you, they’ll need to contact us directly with details of their payment.
We’re here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible, so do get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org depending on your event or call us on 0344 515 1190.
Not reaching your sponsorship pledge impacts on what Shelter can achieve, so please ensure you are confident in reaching this target before signing up to the event. The deadline for sending in your sponsorship is six weeks after race day.
We invest in places in charity events and each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.
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