The Great North Run 2017

This September will see thousands of runners descend upon the city of Newcastle upon Tyne to take part in the famous Great North Run. If you are looking for a challenge in 2017 then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are happy to announce that KHT has been awarded five places in the event and we would love you to take part. So dust off those running shoes, and join us for what should be a great day and help raise life-changing funds for the Karen community. 


10 September 2017

The Run

The run is classed as one of the world's greatest half marathons and is 13.1miles long. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields and is broadcast live on the BBC

Want to join us? 

If you would like to sign up to the event and run in the footsteps of the likes of Mo Farah, then contact us at: All we ask you to do is provide a £30 sign up fee, and pledge to raise a minimum of £350. All the money you raise will go directly towards bringing sustainable change to the Karen people. 

Our Support 

KHT will be there to support you every step of the way on your fundraising journey. If you sign up to the Great North Run we will provide you with: 

  • A Karen Hilltribes Trust T-shirt 
  • Fundraising advice and information pack 
  • Support from our fundraising team