Interested in running the Great North Run 2017? We’d love to support you!

A-hoy! Put those sea legs on the ground!

The Great North Run (GNR) is the world’s biggest half marathon and takes place on Sunday the 10th September. It’s a 13.1-mile journey from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne to the coast in South Shields. For more information on the Great North Run, you can visit their website at

Although Ocean Youth Trust North do not have any charity places in the Great North Run, we still want to support you!

What you have to do?

  • Register for the GNR general ballot (£54 entry)
  • The money for the GNR will not be taken from your account unless you have been successful in the general ballot stage
  • If you are successful in the general ballot, you can then set up a JustGiving page to raise donations for OYT North.

What we will do for you? To show our support;

  • We will reimburse 10% of the money you raise to go towards your GNR entry fee (up to a maximum of £54)
  • Give you a OYT North running top to wear on the day if you raise over £100!
  • (If you raise under £100, they will still be available to purchase for £10)

If you’re interested, email Charlotte at, who will confirm your interest and provide you with any further information you may need.

Hurry, the general ballot closes on Monday the 6th of February!

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