Great North Run Reimagined is a virtual running campaign, created to provide runners with a Great North Run experience to remember. From the training and preparation, right down to a virtual race experience, the campaign ensures runners and charities can still mark the occasion.
Great North Run Reimagined includes Great North Run Solo and the Great North Run Virtual (the official Virtual Great North Run).
Great North Run Solo is a cumulative running challenge that challenges participants to complete 40 runs over 78 days, a run for every year of the Great North Run.
The challenge started on 28 June (the birthday of the Great North Run) and finishes on 13 September, the day the 40th Great North Run was scheduled to take place. Entries close on Friday 31 July.
The official virtual Great North Run will take place on Sunday 13 September.
We are working in partnership with app provider ViRACE to create an innovative virtual experience with audio clips so that participants hear the sounds of the Great North Run, providing as close an experience as possible to the real event.
We will mimic a race format so that all runners start their virtual Great North Run at the same time and complete the same 13.1 mile distance. Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.