Join #TeamWag in the 2024 Great North Run and help end loneliness for older dog lovers.

Take on the iconic city to sea route…

The Great North Run tokens are out…. and you can run for Wag and the elderly in our communities!

The North East's landmark running event is returning on Sunday 8th September 2024 following the iconic city to sea route.

Join #TeamWag

We have a limited number of Wag charity places in the 2024 Great North Run and we'd love to have you on the team, joining our #TeamWag runners taking on the 13.1 mile course.

Starting in the heart of Newcastle and crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge, experience the 13.1 mile route out to the coast and celebrate as you reach the welcoming South Shields finish line.

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You (and your running shoes!) have the power to make a difference…

Run for Wag & Company and we can provide life-changing friendships thanks to your support.

To register, you’d need to pay the £62 token fee and make a fundraising pledge of £400 - funding 1 Visiting Wag Team changing lives for a whole year!

You’ll also get encouragement and support from Wag throughout your training, plus a Wag-tastic #RunForWag top and Wag water bottle!

Enabling a Visiting Wag Team

Runners securing one of our charity places in the 2024 Great North Run pledge to raise £400, the cost of one Visiting Wag Team; a professionally assessed volunteer and their special Friendship Dog.

These wonderful teams create lifelong friendships and provide much valued companionship to older dog lovers within our communities.

What a difference they make for people who often receive less than a visit a week from family and friends.

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Support Wag through your own place...

Do you have your own Great North Run place?  We'd love you to join #TeamWag!

By fundraising through your own place you can help ensure no older person misses friendship and the company of a dog.

Our amazing 2023 runners!

A brilliant team of 6 runners took on the 2023 Great North Run as part of #TeamWag.

Some of our special Friendship Dogs joined the crowds to cheer them on, with the team raising £4,700, enabling nearly 12 Visiting Wag Teams for a year.  Wonderful. Thank you!