AJ Bell Great North Run

AJ Bell Great North Run

The Run

60,000 determined and dedicated runners make the AJ Bell Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon. Ballot places are gone, but charity places are still available.

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Run for Charity


Ballot places are gone, but 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 and choose a cause close to your heart. Charity places get snapped up quickly, so sign up as soon as you can.

The legendary British athlete, Sir Mo Farah, has announced the AJ Bell Great North Run will be his last ever race as a professional athlete. The race on Sunday 10 September will be his ultimate competitive event, giving fans and fellow runners an unforgettable opportunity to celebrate his illustrious career. Find out more here.

Famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment and warm Geordie welcome, not to mention the millions raised each year for worthy causes, Great North Run magic can be hard to understand – until you’ve experienced it for yourself on the Newcastle to South Shields route. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running to beat your personal best, to raise some cash for charity or simply for the pint at the end, you’re guaranteed a run like no other – and a finish line feeling you’ll never forget!

All entrants of the 2023 ballot have been sent an email to let them know whether or not they have been successful.If you were unsuccessful in the ballot don’t worry, charity places are still available.

Great North Run entries are open to runners aged 17+ on the day of the event.
For event queries, see our FAQ section here.

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Event Timetable

Please note: this is a provisional timetable and is subject to change. Your wave, assembly and start time with be confirmed on your run number.


Elite Men and MASSES waves start


Elite Men and MASSES waves start


All Great North Run members were sent an email with instructions on how to secure their priority place in the 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run. The deadline for members to secure priority places (31 Jan) has now passed. You can find more information on what’s included in Great North Run membership below.

As the official travel and accommodation partner Nirvana have a range of perfectly located accommodation options available for the weekend, all fully integrated with start and finish line shuttle and transfer services. Let them take the stress out of your run!

What Our
Runners Say

The spectators made it feel really special and every charity station cheered me on. The medal and goody bag were top notch. I’d highly recommend this race
Love It, will go back every year. I have done the Great North Run 10 times over many years. It’s always a special and different event every year.
The best event ever. My 6th consecutive and I intend to keep going. Everything is superbly organized, it’s like a massive family. The volunteers are amazing.
So many wonderful supporters and volunteers made it a fantastic day. Running over the Tyne Bridge with the red arrows overhead is something I’ll never forget!
Great day. Great weather. Great atmosphere. Great supporters. Great experience. Great time. Great North Run.
The Great North Run was a brilliant experience and a very well-organised event. There was a fantastic atmosphere with incredible support.
Such a friendly and encouraging event and a credit to the region.
The crowds and entertainment that support the run are absolutely outstanding.

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The Route

Take on the famous city to sea route, finishing in South Shields.

Route Map

Route Map

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The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line…

What You Get

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…

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new, special edition AJ Bell Great North Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase on event day, so smile for the cameras!
  • A FREE tracking app and your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Access to exclusive discounts when you sign up to a Great Run event. You’ll receive an invitation to access the Great Run Rewards discount platform, powered by our friends at Endurance Zone, that features offers and discounts across a range of well-known running, sport, outdoor and lifestyle brands.

We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events for 2023. You can choose to forgo you finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here.

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 a minimum of £20,000 in 2023.

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Run For Charity

Charity places for 2023 are still available. Scroll down to take a look at the full list of charities below and choose a cause close to your heart. Charity places get snapped up quickly, so sign up as soon as you can!

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Start Fundraising

Official Online Fundraising Partner, Enthuse, supports each Great Run event with an official branded fundraising platform to provide the best experience for you and the charities you support.

Set up your page today to support your favourite cause!  To kick start your fundraising, read five quick and easy tips you can use to raise as much as possible.

Run for

Mind is delighted to be the official charity of the AJ Bell Great run series this year.
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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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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When you run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You run for the people you love. You run for mums, for dads, for brothers, for sisters, for friends, for loved ones. You run to fund research that helps to keep families together. One life saving breakthrough at a time.

Champions like you have helped get them this far – heart transplants, clot busting drugs, genetic testing and so much more. Join Team BHF and help fund our ground breaking science.

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Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. 70% of adults receive no support within the first 12 months of diagnosis, and are likely to encounter poor education, high unemployment, depression, loneliness and financial insecurity throughout their lifetime. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

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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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1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer. That’s one of our dads, brothers, grandads, partners, uncles or mates. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Run with us to help fund research into early diagnosis and better treatments and to build a future where the men we love can live long and live well.   By joining our team, you’ll be raising money to help fund lifesaving research and vital support services for men and their families affected by the disease.

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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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Around 130,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning. By running for the MS Society, you can help us deliver invaluable services and support groundbreaking research. We will be with you every step of the way with support, encouragement and advice on both your training and fundraising plans. We provide a fundraising pack, running vest or t-shirt and a cheering pack for your friends and family. We will be there to cheer you on and welcome you home on the big day. It is people like you who help make our job so rewarding. Come join us and, together, we can help beat MS.

Business Challenge

The AJ Bell Great Run Series Business Challenge is a great opportunity for businesses to engage in all-important team building or focus on charity fundraising.

Pick your event, gather your colleagues, enter your team, and join us on the start line!

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