The virtual running distance challenges are designed to keep you racking up the miles over a 7 or 28 day period is open to all, and you can choose to take part in a weekly or monthly challenge at the intensity level that is right for you.

How does it work

Whether you choose to take part in a 7-day or a 28-day challenge, all challenges must begin on a Monday and progress should be tracked using a fitness tracker app, such as Strava.

The 7 miles in 7 days challenge can be completed in as many or as few runs as you like.  Simply complete 7 miles in total over the 7 day period to complete the challenge.

There are three 28 day distance challenges ensuring there is a challenge for all – 50k, 100k and 150k.  The challenge is to reach or exceed the distance total over the 28 day challenge period. This can be done in as many or as few runs as you like.

The Junior challenge is for runners aged 14 and under.  The challenge is to complete 7km in 7 days and this total can be completed in as many or as few runs as you like. 

Remember to log your results on the Great Run website up to 14 days after you have completed your challenge, to be eligible to receive your very own Great Run Solo medal. 

To find out more information and to register to take part in a challenge, click here

Getting Started

Once you sign up through the Great Run website for one of the virtual challenges please drop us an email to let us know that you are supporting us - or if you have any queries about supporting us - in your challenge.

Simply set up your very own JustGiving page to raise money for us, once you have successfully signed up to your challenge. Don’t forget to keep your supporters up to date on your page as you progress through your challenge!

Attached is an information sheet with some more information about JustGiving and how to use the site. You can also download a sponsorship form for any offline fundraising. 

Once your Great Run Solo Distance Challenge JustGiving page is all set up, share your page on social media to let your friends and followers know that you are supporting the North East Autism Society in your week-long or month-long run. Feel free to tag us @NEAutismSociety and use the hashtag #TeamNEAS.


For additional support materials please download ourGreat Run Solo pack

We have also created some social share messages and social badges that you can use to promote your challenge. 

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If you have any queries about getting involved and supporting us please drop us an email or give us a call on 0191 410 9974.

Thank you very much for supporting us in your run, and good luck!

Fundraising Team