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Great North Run

Be a human rights hero by taking on the Great North Run.  

Join #TeamHumanity for the world’s biggest and best half marathon. Get a warm Geordie welcome as you start running in Newcastle, amazing on-route entertainment along the way and the rush of running alongside 60,000 others, towards the finish line in South Shields. This is a race like no other, famous for its inclusive atmosphere and fantastic cheerers.  

As part of the Refugee Action team, you will receive the very best support, including: 

  • A branded Refugee Action running vest or t-shirt 
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting, stickers and collection tins 
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team 
  • An insight into the work your fundraising is making happen 
  • The best cheering squad on the course

Runners are asked to raise a minimum £350 sponsorship, and there is a £30 fee to register. We will be with you every step of the way with fundraising tips and inspirational stories of our work.  

Why fundraise for Refugee Action? 

Refugee Action has been welcoming refugees with open arms since 1981. We exist to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Every day, our frontline staff are helping people to escape homelessness, find work and build a new life for themselves. And our campaigns are fighting for a fairer future for refugees, challenging laws and systems that stop refugees and people seeking asylum from thriving. 

This work is only possible because of people like you. With every mile that you run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. By taking on this challenge, you are giving refugees hope for the future. 

Sign up today! 

Find out more about the race here. 

Have a ballot place in the GNR but still want to run to raise funds for Refugee Action? Get in touch with Hollie at to join #TeamHumanity and get your Refugee Action running vest. 


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