Great North Run

The Great Run Company has announced that the 2020 Great North Run event has been cancelled.
We will be contacting all participants who were taking part on behalf of Battersea, over the coming days. We know how disappointing this will be for our participants who have trained so hard and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen to take part for Battersea and raise vital funds for our dogs and cats. We are incredibly grateful for your support. For further information visit the Great North Run website

Starting in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the route will take you over the famous Tyne Bridge and towards the coast of South Shields.

The route it lined with support from thousands of people which created a fantastic atmosphere to be soaked up for the 13.1 miles around the city.

I want a charity place

Thenk you for your interest in raising money for Battersea, although all our charity places have now been filled, but if you have already secured your place we would love you to join the Battersea team and help raise vital funds for our dogs and cats.

I have my own place

If you have already secured your place for the Great North Run, we would love for you to run on behalf of Battersea.

We don't ask you to raise a minimum amount if you've got your own place, but we will support you every step of the way to raise as much as possible.

I have my own place

Why run for Battersea?

As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • An invitation to our meet and greet event where you will receive a ‘behind the scenes’ tour
  • Top quality Battersea running vest
  • Fundraising support from start to finish including materials, ideas and tips
  • Training advice
  • A cheer team to support you on the day

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Events team on 020 7627 7893 or at