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Virtual Running Challenges

Great Run Solo is a series of virtual running challenges to keep you moving, push you further, and to help you train for your next Great Run event.

There are a range of virtual running challenges from 7 days up to one month, and across a series of distances, ensuring there is a challenge for everyone. There is also a junior distance challenge available for the budding running stars of the future.

You can enter more than one Great Run Solo challenge, so when you’ve completed one distance you can take the next step up & earn your next medal, or try the monthly accumulator challenge. Challenges cost £10-£15 to join and your entry fee includes a unique finishers medal, access to training plans and tips & support throughout the challenge.

Join Great Run Solo and set your sights on your next challenge – we’re behind you every step of the way!

Current Challenges


Celebrate our 40th Birthday by travelling back in time with us to take part in the original Great North Run. Free to enter.

Race Ready Challenge

The Race Ready challenge is designed to guide you through your training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape.

Couch To 5K

Distance Challenge

Virtual running distance challenges designed to keep you racking up the miles over a 7 or 28 day period.

Official Merchandise

If you’re taking on a Great Run Solo challenge, why not get the t-shirt! We’ve created an exclusive range of Great Run Solo merchandise, including technical t-shirts and hoodies.
You can shop the full range in the Great Run Shop.

Tracking your activity

Useful information for tracking runs and providing evidence for your Great Run Solo challenge.

Great Run

Great Run Solo virtual running challenges are designed to keep you moving, push you further, and to help you train for your next Great Run event. Choose your challenge today.

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