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Timeline Photos⚠️ Important Great North Run update:

Today, we confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Great North Run and Junior & Mini Great North Run. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic mean it isn’t possible to stage the event as planned this year.

We haven’t taken this decision lightly. The Great North Run raises over £25m for charity, and is an important day in the North East calendar. Over the past few months, we’ve worked hard, and in close consultation with our medical teams, local authorities and key partners to try and find a way to run the Great North Run which both observes social distancing rules, and, crucially, doesn’t impact on our local NHS. We have also looked at holding the Great North Run later in the year. But, as things stand, and even as the situation improves, it isn’t going to be possible to meet these goals with any certainty, and so, with just under three months to go we have concluded that the best course of action is to cancel.

We know how disappointing this is, but we’re sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made. The 40th Great North Run is now scheduled to take place on 12 September 2021, and we'd love you to be part of it.

All ballot entrants and members will have the option to roll their place into the next Great North Run, currently scheduled to take place on 12th September 2021, or claim a refund of their entry fee. Entrants will shortly receive an email confirming the next steps.

The Great North Run weekend is only part of the challenge and experience. Some of you will already have put in many miles towards your training and others will have charity fundraising goals. So, we are working on some big plans to mark the occasion. We will start to share these with you in the next few days, so please watch this space!

In the meantime, we’d like to thank our partners at Newcastle, Gateshead and South Tyneside Councils, and especially our medical teams working in North East NHS Trusts for their support in trying to find a way to stage the Great North Run this year.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Full statement & FAQs here: grtrun.org/north
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We are Gateshead Scouts, part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation.

We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and skills for life.

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