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As the UK’s original running events series, we know a thing or two about motivation. Over the last three decades we’ve realised it doesn’t matter why you run or how far you go - the one thing every runner has in common is that moment of triumph when they cross the line.

We want everyone to experience that feeling, so we’ll do whatever we can to help you achieve your goal; whether its completing your first 5K, conquering a 10K, training for a half-marathon or setting a marathon PB.

Starting with the very first Great North Run, our events have always been a celebration of what makes our locations great; supporters on the side-lines shouting your name, volunteers giving up their time to improve your experience and runners like you, local heroes that embody dedication and determination whatever your reason for running.

Every runner has a story, it’s time to start yours   .

Run for charity

If you wish to take part in one of our Great Run events and also want to raise money for a fantastic cause, select an event then find an official charity to run for below.

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We are with you every step of the way

The FREE Great Run event app is available for download in the app store.

The app features live tracking of all the runners so not only can runners see exactly where they are on the course and estimated finish time but friends and family supporters can keep track too – all in real-time! Plus interactive course maps, special selfie frames, uploads, and lots of info about Great Run.

Runners, families, friends, and spectators, either at the event or at home all can now enjoy the race experience every step of the way!