AJ Bell Great North Run

Start 10:45 am

If you missed out on a Great North Run ballot place, you can still join us on the start line. There are lots of incredible organisations who would love to have you on their team at this year’s AJ Bell Great North Run. Take a look at the full list of charities below and choose a cause close to your heart. Charity places get snapped up quickly though, so sign up as soon as you can.

The AJ Bell Great North Run is the world’s biggest and best half marathon, with 60,000 runners taking on the 13.1-mile route from Newcastle to South Shields each year. It’s famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment, and warm Geordie welcome, not to mention the millions raised each year for worthy causes. From the rush of thousands of cheering spectators to the oggy-oggy-oggy chants, Great North Run magic can be hard to understand – until you’ve experienced it for yourself.

Great North Run entries are open to runners aged 17+ on the day of the event. 

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Event Timetable: 8 September 2024

Provisional timetable and subject to change.

10:45
Elite Men and MASSES waves start
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World Athletics Heritage Award

The AJ Bell Great North Run has been awarded the prestigious World Athletics Heritage Plaque. Launched by World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe, the award is in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the worldwide history and development of the sport.
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2023 Route Flyover

The world’s biggest half marathon follows an iconic city-to-sea route from Newcastle to South Shields. From crossing the Tyne Bridge to the first glimpse of the sea, there are iconic landmarks and inspiring scenery along the route.

Great North Run 2023 Highlights

Get a taste of the AJ Bell Great North Run magic. The 2023 highlights celebrate all the achievements made by ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.

World Athletics Heritage Award

The AJ Bell Great North Run has been awarded the prestigious World Athletics Heritage Plaque. Launched by World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe, the award is in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the worldwide history and development of the sport.
Read More Here

2023 Route Flyover

The world’s biggest half marathon follows an iconic city-to-sea route from Newcastle to South Shields. From crossing the Tyne Bridge to the first glimpse of the sea, there are iconic landmarks and inspiring scenery along the route.

Great North Run 2023 Highlights

Get a taste of the AJ Bell Great North Run magic. The 2023 highlights celebrate all the achievements made by ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.

Great North Run Members

If you’re a Great North Run member, you don’t need to enter the Ballot.

All Great North Run members were sent an email with instructions on how to secure their priority place in the 2024 AJ Bell Great North Run. The deadline for members to secure priority places (31 Jan 2024) has now passed. You can find more information on what’s included in Great North Run membership below.

Nirvana, the official travel and accommodation partner of the AJ Bell Great North Run, have a range of hotels and accommodation options available in great locations, fully integrated with start and finish line shuttle and transfer services. Let Nirvana take the stress out of your run logistics!

Training Advice

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Find a running club in the North East

The North East is a friendly place, as anyone who’s ever taken part in the AJ Bell Great North Run would agree. And it’s that trademark North East warmth that makes it a fantastic place to join a running group. In fact, just about every club in the region… Read More.

Great Places To Run In And Around Newcastle

Whether you are a local or a runner who wants to explore the area before the Simplyhealth Great North Run, Newcastle has plenty to offer. Read More.

How to train for a half marathon

Congratulations – you’ve taken a big step and committed to a half marathon. You’re in good company – half marathons are a popular distance event, and make a perfect next goal to aim for after hitting your 10k stride. There’s no doubt that running 13.1 miles is a challenge, so… Read More.

How to use a foam roller

Perhaps you’ve seen professional athletes with a foam roller tucked under their arm, or maybe you’ve heard other runners talking about their physio-prescribed roller sessions, and you’re wondering how to use one. Although there isn’t much official research out there on the effectiveness of foam rollers, many runners are vocal… Read More.

The super simple runner’s exercise routine

Wherever you are on your running journey, building some simple gym or home exercises into your schedule is guaranteed to maximise your performance. And once you start establishing those routines and seeing those benefits, it’s so much easier to keep your motivation levels high. Read on for a quick and… Read More.

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The Course

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What You Get

We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events. You can choose to forgo a finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be approx. £20,000.

By taking your place on the AJ Bell Great North Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

The Medal

Every finisher gets a medal - and it’s big, it’s shiny and it’s perfect for showing off to your pals.

The Photos

Action shots available! Our team of photographers are ready and waiting to capture your finest moment.

The App

Download our free Great Run event app to track runners, make a donation and more - whether spectating or on the start line.

The Discounts

Enjoy exclusive discounts for 12 months after your Great Run entry. Running feels good, but money off feels even better.

Run for Charity

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Choose a charity

Join our team of everyday heroes raising millions for charity. Choose your worthy cause from the list below.
List of Charities
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Secure a Place

Secure a place with your chosen charity by visiting their website and signing up. Your run makes such a difference.
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Start fundraising

Once you’ve secured your place, start fundraising by setting up a page with Enthuse – and watch the money roll in.
Start Fundraising
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Fundraising tips

We like to think we know a little about raising money for good causes - let us share our top tips with you.
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AJ Bell Great North Run
Charities

British Heart Foundation is the official charity of the AJ Bell Great Run series this year and we could not be more proud.

When you run for BHF, you can help us achieve our vision of a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. You run for the people you love. You run to help us fund lifesaving research and support people affected by heart and circulatory diseases. You run to help keep families together for longer.

It’s because of you, BHF-funded research is possible. Together, we can make the impossible possible. Thank you.


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Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.

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The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let’s make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.

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By 2025, there will be 1 million people in the UK living with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society are there for everyone living with dementia and their loves ones – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. We campaign for change, fund life-changing research and give help and hope to those living with dementia. Join team Alzheimer’s Society today.

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We’re Blood Cancer UK, a community dedicated to beating blood cancer. We do this by funding research and supporting those affected. Since 1960, we’ve invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. Run with us at the Great North Run and every pound raised will help beat blood cancer, because the finish line’s in sight.

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We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. Join our team today and you can help us be there for anyone facing breast cancer.

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At Guide Dogs we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. 1 in 5 people will live with sight loss in their lifetime and every day 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight. This is equivalent to one person every six minutes. Our guide dogs give these people the confidence to get out and about safely and we campaign to make sure children and adults with sight loss can live actively, independently and well.

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At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one. We’re doing whatever it takes, but we couldn’t do what we do without you, thank you so much for your support.

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We’re Mind. We’re here to fight for mental health. We produce trusted information all about mental health problems. We support people through our helplines and online Side by Side community. We campaign with the government to get a better deal on mental health. And we speak out when something isn’t right, demanding mental health support respects our rights. There’s so much we do – and we couldn’t do it without you, so thank you.

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NHS Charities together supports and provides services to our NHS where it is needed most. By signing up for the Great North Run you are helping make a difference to NHS staff, patients, and families over and above what the NHS alone can fund

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Join Prostate Cancer UK’s legendary Great North Run team to raise funds for lifesaving research and support services for the most common cancer in men. Run with us and help save men’s lives.

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The Stroke Association are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. We believe in life after stroke and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. With your support, together we can conquer stroke. and prevent stroke.

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