Great North Run

Great North Run

The Run

60,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon.

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 The Great North Run is 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 the Red Arrows flying overhead to the oggy-oggy-oggy chants, 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. If you’d like to join us on the start line, sign up to our reminder service and we’ll let you know when the 2023 ballot opens.

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

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GREAT NORTH RUN MEMBERSHIP

Great North Run memberships for the 2023, 2024 & 2025 term are sold out.

All Great North Run members have been sent an email with instructions on how to secure their priority place in the 2023 Great North Run. The email is sent from run@email-great-run.org so please ensure you add this address to your safe senders list, and keep an eye on your junk mail folders. You can find more information below.

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.

General
10:45

Elite Men and MASSES waves start

General
10:45

Elite Men and MASSES waves start

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Official Merchandise

We’ve created an exclusive range of Great North Run merchandise, available to buy now from the Great Run shop.
Browse the full collection below.

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.
Best in the world. This event cannot get better.


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The Route

This year’s Great North Run will take place back on our original route, finishing in South Shields.

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Route Map

Route Map
Start Map
Entertainment Map

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The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great North Run start line, you’re already part of something really special.

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What You Get

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 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
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

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.

Exclusive Runner Offers

Take advantage of some exclusive partner offers for Great North Run entrants.

20% discount

We’re delighted to bring you a 20% discount from Gym+Coffee, the Official Activewear Partner of the Great Run Series. To redeem, simply use the code…

CLIF Bar Prize Draw

CLIF Bar® is offering two lucky winners of each 2022 Great Run Series event a bundle of CLIF nutrition. Each winner will receive 2 x…

60% off your first box

Get ready for your race by cooking delicious meals with HelloFresh. Discover 37 different recipes every week, from Calorie Smart dishes and quick 20-minute dinners…

15% off

Runderwear – the UK’s No.1 seamless underwear and bra brand – are giving all Great Run runners an exclusive 15% off*! Just enter code GR15 at checkout to redeem…

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Run For Charity

You may be able to secure a Great North Run charity entry with one of our charities by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.

 

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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!

Run for
Charity

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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Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy, your determination to help us find a cure. We know that training for a run isn’t easy. But we need you to beat that snooze button, beat the weather, beat the wall – beat everything that stands between you and the finish line.

Run for us and join the race to beat dementia.

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Blood Cancer UK is the leading blood cancer research charity.

We’re here for everyone affected by blood cancer by funding world leading research, providing support and campaigning for change. Run with us at the Great North Run and every pound raised will help us beat blood cancer.

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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. So join the BHF, and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, you can beat heartbreak forever.

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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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With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.

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Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Join the team today and with each step you take, each pound you raise, and every conversation you have, you will be a champion of mental health, ensuring that everyone has somewhere to turn to for support and advice.

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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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Great Run Solo

Great Run Solo virtual running challenges are designed to keep you moving and to help you train for your next Great Run event.
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