Run 2024

Find out how and why you should join #TeamPercyHedley for the Great North Run

Join Percy Hedley for the 43rd edition of the iconic Great North Run in 2024!

The Great North Run is the largest and most iconic half marathon in the world, taking place annually each September. Participants run the 13.1 miles from Newcastle City Centre to South Shields, cheered on by the fantastic North East crowds lining the route along the way.

Event Details

If you think you have what it takes to run the GNR 2024 for our amazing charity, then we would love to have you on our team!

  • Save the date for the Great North Run 2024
    8th September 2024
  • General entry cost
  • Minimum fundraising target
  • The distance you’ll cover
    13.1 Miles


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Celebrate Our 70th Birthday

In 2023, the Percy Hedley Foundation turned 70, having began in February 1953!

Our vision is ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve’ and our amazing #TeamPercyHedley runners do just that when they run for us, raising thousands to help us continue to enhance the lives of disabled children, young people, and adults across the North East.

From a school with only 12 pupils in 1953, the Foundation now supports 650 members and their families every week, supported by over 1100 staff.

How Your Fundraising Makes A Difference

Some examples of what your fundraising funds:

VOCA (Voice Output Communications Aids)








Stair Lifts


Changing Plinths




Positioning Beds


Service user smiling holding thumb up in a outdoor working environment

Why Support Percy Hedley

For 70 years, Percy Hedley has been the leading expert in giving care, education and support people with disabilities across the region, and with your support we will continue to transform lives in the future.

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Check Out The 2023 Great North Run

Thank you to everyone that ran for #TeamPercyHedley in 2023!

Your support makes such a difference to the 750 families we support across the North East every week. It was amazing to meet so many of you after the run in the charity village and hear about your experiences and what The Foundation means to you

Great North Run Training & Advice

Take a look at our most recent blogs to help with your training and fundraising for #TeamPercyHedley at the Great North Run.

Fun For The Whole Family

The UK’s biggest and best kids running event is back, giving kids a chance to shine on Great North Run weekend.

Do you have any little ones that would love to get involved with fundraising for Percy Hedley and want to take part in the mini or junior Great North Run? For the first time ever, we have our very own places up for grabs.

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