Dogs Trust

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Great North Run

Team Dogs Trust Runner at the Great North Run

The largest and most popular half marathon in the world!

Running the Great North Run is an experience like no other. Join 50,000 plus runners as they run through Newcastle central and over the iconic Tyne Bridge into Gateshead and beyond to finish at the coastal town of South Shields. If you are looking for half marathon with a real feel good atmosphere this is the one for you!


Key details

Date: 13th September 2020
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Distance: Half marathon
Age: 17 or over
Registration fee: £40
Sponsorship target: £300 minimum
Registration deadline: TBC

Applying for a charity place

All Dogs Trust places have now been taken for the 2020 event. If you are interested in going on our reserve list, please email [email protected] and we’ll be in contact if a place comes available.


Want to join our team in 2020 with your own place?

Got a place already? If you already have a place through the organisers, please complete the form below.

Request a fundraising pack  


What do you get from Dogs Trust?

• A personalised t-shirt or running vest
• A fundraising guide
• Access to Dogs Trust promotional items including collection box, banner and stickers
• Fundraising support from the Community Fundraising Team
• Invite to our Great North Run Reception at the Charity Village in South Shields
• Support from our Dogs Trust cheering points on the day


How will your sponsorship help?

Your valued donations go a long way to look after the dogs at Dogs Trust. Here are some figures to give you an idea of how your sponsorship from this event can help the dogs in our care.

£10 could provide a new training lead for one of our canine residents.

£20 could provide a comfy dog bed for one of our canine residents.

£35.80 could pay for the cost of looking after a dog for a day at a Dogs Trust rehoming centre.

Raise the £300 sponsorship target for this event, and you could provide a week’s care for one of our canine residents, including vet care and a comfy bed.

Take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge

If you’re looking for a lockdown challenge, the 2.6 Challenge could be just the thing to help boost your fundraising. Help us continue to care for our four legged friends by joining our Pawesome Team and raise vital funds using the numbers 2 & 6... however you want!

How to get involved