GNR 24
Tips and Tricks

Thanks so much for joining Team Percy Hedley for Great North Run 2024. 

Here is some useful information for helping you plan and prepare for Great North Run 2024. 

Your Race Token to Join The Great North Run

We expect to receive the tokens for our runners in late February, after the run ballot closesYou’ll receive an email from Great Run to redeem your race token.  The Fundraising Team from the Percy Hedley Foundation will be in touch to let you know when these are being sent to you. 


You might have already started training, but if not, Great Run have some half marathon training plans to help guide you.

Good luck with your training!

Great North Run Half Marathon Training Plans  >

Park Run Meet Ups

Whether you haven’t started training yet, or just fancy doing a few runs with some other Team Percy Hedley runners, as requested by some of our runners, we are planning to meet up at some local Park Runs in the Spring. 

The first park run will be at Rising Sun Park Run, at 9am on Saturday 20th April 2024.  This run is held at Rising Sun Country Park Whitley Rd, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 9SS.

If you are interested in joining us on 20th April, please email  Look out for us in Percy Hedley t-shirts. 

Please save the date for future meet ups on: 

18th May and 22nd June, Park Run location TBC. 

For more information  >

Join Our Facebook Group

You can share running tips, training runs and fundraising ideas with our other runners by joining our Facebook group.

#TeamPercyHedley Facebook Group  >


If you haven’t started fundraising this is a great opportunity to start!  The earlier you start fundraising, the easier you will find it.  If you start fundraising this month, you will only need to raise less than £40 per month to reach your fundraising target. 

Tips and tricks for fundraising: 

  • Promote your fundraising page on your social media page and encourage friends and family to support the cause. 
  • Promote your fundraising page to your work colleagues. 
  • Do your own fundraising activities to encourage people to donate to your fundraising page; bake sale, coffee morning, bingo, bonus ball game. 
  • Share your training progress on social media, this will encourage people to donate to your fundraising page.

Mini and Junior Great North Run

Have any budding young runners in your familyThey can also join Team Percy Hedley by signing up for the Mini or Junior Great North RunWe have a limited number of spaces up for grabs for just £20 per person.

Sign up here  >

Help us grow Team Percy Hedley

If you have any friends who’d like to join us, we have some limited spaces left, or if you know anyone who has signed up for a ballot or membership place, they can also join the team, then can get a vest, come back to the tent for a massage and refreshments.

If you have any questions or need any support with anything please email and one of the team will be in touch. 


Find out more information here  >

More Tips & Tricks

Find more tips, tricks and resources for preparing for the Great North Run!