The Great North Run The Great North Run

The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the World with over 57,000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1 mile event. The course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields.


Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.


From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by the Bands on the Run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.


From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish gantry..

Location: Newcastle

Date: Sunday 9th September 2018

Event type: Running

Distance: Half Marathon

Charity Place Registration Fee: £50

Charity Place Fundraising Target: £500

Level: Moderate



We can offer you fundraising support through our Just Giving, Facebook and website leading up to the event, plus tips on training and an OSOC running top for the run. Click on the “I want a place” button to join us. If you have already secured your place directly through the race organisers, then please click the “I have a place” button to join the team. You will receive all the same fantastic support as our charity place runners, the only difference is you will not have a fundraising target. All we ask is that you raise as much as you can!

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