A female runner running the Great North Run 2017 on the behalf of Revitalise

The Great North Run

The Great North Run is the world’s largest half marathon, with over 57,000 runners. Join Team Revitalise to help make a difference for the UK’s disabled people and their carers.

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Run the Great North Run for Revitalise

Take part in the Great North Run with a charity place for Revitalise and experience the world’s largest half marathon whilst making a difference for the UK’s disabled people and their carers.

This year’s Great North Run takes place on Sunday 10 September 2022. Join our team of dedicated runners committed to helping disabled people and carers access revitalising respite breaks.

Key info

  • Distance: 13.1 miles
  • Date: 11 September, 2022
  • Location: South Shields
  • Registration fee: £59
  • Fundraising target: £300

How to run the Great North Run for Revitalise

Applying for a charity place

It’s not too late to run for Revitalise! We currently have spaces left, so if you want to tick running a brilliant half marathon off your bucket list this year, we’d love to hear from you.

General entry ballots

Already have a general entry ballot place? We would love to welcome you to our team! Get in touch today to make a lasting difference in helping disabled people access respite.

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Why run for Revitalise?

30% of people with mobility issues say that they are always or often lonely. On top of that, 3 in 5 of us will become carers at some point in our lives. Our mission is simple — to make sure disabled people and their carers have access to the proper breaks that they deserve.

Time away is an essential part of being well and nurturing healthy relationships. Too long without a break can put the relationships of disabled people and their carers into crisis. Those who stay with us are no longer cared for and carer, but one human being and another. Everyone needs valuable time away — it’s not just a luxury, but essential to sustaining a good caring relationship.

By fundraising for Revitalise, here are some of the things you will help provide:

  • Emergency respite breaks with 24-hour expert care support for our guests
  • Funding for disabled people and their carers who cannot afford the cost of a break
  • Exciting excursions and activities for our guests to enjoy

Fundraising target

For organised events, our supporters work towards set fundraising targets. When you create your own event or take on a different fundraising challenge, you set your own target. This can be as ambitious as you like — all donations are appreciated and we’ll be cheering you on!

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Perks of running for Revitalise

The Revitalise team will support you every step of the way and be on hand to help you prepare, train and fundraise. When you join our team you can expect:

  • Your own Revitalise running vest to wear with pride
  • On-hand support from our dedicated fundraising team
  • Access to a post-race reception
  • The loudest cheers on the route


Browse through Revitalise – Challenge Events to go through the variety of fun events you can participate in to raise funds for Revitalise.

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