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.

Spaces for #TeamPercyHedley at the GNR are now SOLD OUT

You can still register your own place if you received one during the ballot and run for #TeamPercyHedley.

Or you can join our waiting list to buy a charity place if there are any cancellations.

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Join the 2024 Great North Run Waiting List

Join our waiting list and be the first to know if we have any spaces returned for this years Great North Run. 


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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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Our Sponsor: Standby Healthcare

Thank you to Standby Healthcare for being our sponsor for the 2024 Great North Run!

With over 20 years of experience in healthcare recruitment, Standby Healthcare is a trusted temporary supply agency that truly understands clients’ and candidates’ challenges, needs, and motivations.

“We’re passionate about providing our clients with more than just solutions for their services, we want to directly give back to and uplift the communities we work with. Sponsoring the Percy Hedley Foundation for the Great North Run was another way we could achieve this and is something we’re thrilled to be able to do.”

– Standby Healthcare 

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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