The Great Run Company presents the largest, most compelling and innovative series of mass participation running events in the world.
Our first event, The Great North Run was first staged in 1981 and this annual UK half marathon is now officially the biggest in the world. More than one million competitors have taken part, including Great Britain’s greatest ever distance runner, four-time Olympic, World and European champion Sir Mo Farah, who has won the Great North Run a record three times in a row.
Our events offer people of all abilities the chance to compete against the world’s best athletes and raise millions of pounds for charity from family events, 5k, 10k, half marathons, right the way through to marathons.
We encourage everyone, young, and old, to get fit and active by participating in our events. Moreover, we support our runners, every step of the way with training plans, health, nutrition advice, and guidance to ensure the best possible event experience.