Virtual Great North Run
The Virtual Great North Run will see runners all over the world complete 13.1 miles on September 13, the day the 40th staging of the iconic half-marathon was scheduled to take place.
Working with app provider viRace, organisers have created a unique running experience that uses iconic sounds from the event to take the runner on a Great North Run journey from their doorstep.
The app will highlight popular course features, provide distance updates and play motivational messages through the runners’ headphones as they take on the challenge anywhere in the world.
The Virtual Great North Run is free to enter and open to everyone, regardless of whether they had a place in this year’s event, and participants are encouraged to raise money for charity.
Visit greatrun.org/great-north-run for further information and to enter.