Great North Run – (half-marathon)
12 September 2021

The organisers of the Great North Run 2020 have cancelled the event, due to take place on 13 September 2020. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means it isn’t possible to stage the event as planned.

In a statement made in June, the organiers explained: “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 next Great North Run is scheduled to take place on 12 September 2021 and National Eczema Society hopes to have some places for our supporters. It’s a way off yet, but do get in touch if you are interested in running to raise funds and awareness for our charity!

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For more detailed event information, visit The Great North Run.