Following the cancellation of the Great North Run, the Great North Run team have launched a challenge to keep you motivated!

The Great North Run solo takes place from June 28 to Sunday, 13th September - the date when the 40th event was supposed to take place.

The challenge is to complete 40 runs over the 78 days between 28th June and 13th September; a run for each year of the Great North Run. You can run at any pace and for any distance.

Every runner who completes a minimum of 40 runs will receive a special edition Great North Run Solo medal.

The challenge costs £10 to join, with all profits going towards the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

For extra motivation, why not ask friends and family to sponsor you to take on the challenge?