Event Type: Half-Marathon

Date: TBC 2022

Location: Newcastle

Registration Fee: Free!

Fundraising Target: £500

For all inquiries, please contact Fran Vale.


Sign ups for the Great North Run 2021 are now closed!

Don’t worry if you have missed out on taking part in this year’s Great North Run as we are now looking for new fundraising champions to join Team Dystonia UK in 2022. 

Register your interest with us today, we would love to hear from you! 


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Why take part?

The Great North Run is an event which can’t be beaten, famous for its warm welcome and unbeatable electric atmosphere. It is rumoured to be the biggest and best half marathon in the world, attracting world class athletes like Mo Farah and Hannah Russell. 

This is your chance to add your name to the ever growing list of runners to take part in this amazing challenge. We will be there ready to shout your name with pride and cheer you on wildly along the course!

Become a part of the fabulous Team Dystonia UK today!


You will get:

Before the event

We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

  • Your very own Dystonia UK T-Shirt or running vest
  • Unlimited support from the Team at Dystonia UK
  • Fundraising tips and tricks
  • Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip.
  • Access to training plans to keep you on track.

On the day

Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information.
  • Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins).
  • Closed roads offering a safe running environment.
  • Food and drink options to refuel.
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies.
  • Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance.
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish.

After the event

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line.
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.


Why run for Dystonia UK?

Dystonia UK exists to give hope and support to everyone living with dystonia and to create UK and worldwide awareness. With your support we can be here for people when they feel the most isolated, providing support and information to anyone affected by dystonia. Ensuring they have access to the services they need, when they need them, to live life to the full, and we can only do that by donations and fundraisers like you.

Dystonia UK is children and adults with dystonia, carers and clinicians, fundraisers and families, medical professionals and our amazing members and supporters, all working side by side.

Our community thanks you for choosing to support Dystonia UK!