Great North Run runners

 Newcastle-Gateshead-South Shields  Sunday 13 September 2020
  £350 minimum sponsorship target   £50 standard registration fee
  13.1 miles/21 kilometres

In 2020, the world's most famous half marathon celebrates its 40th anniversary. Are you ready to take on the challenge alongside 43,000 other runners?

Charity place application

Charity places are available! Join Team Autism and raise vital funds for the National Autistic Society, while also raising awareness of a great cause. To apply for a charity place:

  • complete the online form
  • make your payment (including reviewing your contact details)
  • set up your JustGiving page.

You will be asked to sign in before booking. If you don't already have a username on our site, please register one when invited to do so.

Sign up for a charity place

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us at

What if I have a place in the ballot?

If you've secured your own place in the Great North Run 2020 ballot you can still run for the National Autistic Society and get all the perks of joining our supportive team – we would love to have you!

All you need to do is complete our online form, to let us know that you have received your own place and want to use it to run for Team Autism!

I've got a ballot place

How we will support you

We would love you to join our Great North Run team. Everyone who runs with the National Autistic Society receives:

  • our fundraising and training guide to help you every step of the way
  • dedicated support from the Events Team
  • a free running vest to show off your support for #TeamAutism
  • a warm welcome on the day from our events team.

Helpful information

Frequently asked questions (download our PDF)

Fundraising guide

Training guide

For more information or any questions you may have, email or call our Supporter Care Team on 0808 800 1050.