The Great North Run 2022 is happening! Join #TeamVAO to run a half marathon and help us fundraise in Newcastle

Ever thought to fundraise whilst running? If you are a first-time runner or enjoy half marathons, Newcastle is hosting the Great North Run, jogging the beautiful North East. You’ll participate in a 13-mile route that will take you from Newcastle city centre, over the Tyne Bridge and out towards the coastal town of South Shields. It’s one of the greatest sports events with nearly 60,000 people running together each year, including many celebrities and athletes!



Event details 

Date: 16th October 2022

Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom 

Fundraising Target: £250

Registration Fee: £50


Why join #TeamVAO?

Did you know that 80% of what a child learns is processed through the visual system? Yet millions of children struggle to see the blackboard and learn at school. Vision Aid Overseas helps people, including children, in low to middle income countries to see clearly thanks to a simple pair of glasses! You could join us to be part of this change.

It’s great that you’ve chosen to run with us – so let us help you throughout your fundraising and running journey with the following:

  • A team welcome pack, including your Vision Aid Overseas branded running vest 
  • On-hand support from our fundraising team
  • A selection of fantastic fundraising ideas and materials 
  • Social media support - we will share your fundraising page with our network
  • Congratulations certificate on completion of the event

Already got your own place? You can still join #TeamVAO!

If you already have your spot in the Great North Run public ballot and you wish to join #TeamVAO, we'd love to hear from you! Please email [email protected] to let us know and we can pop a welcome pack and your running vest in the post.