The Great North Run is the UK's biggest and best half marathon with over 57,000 runners taking part. Broadcast live on the BBC, it’s an event that simply can’t be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie.
Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne and across the iconic Tyne Bridge. From there, runners travel through Gateshead. The route, lined all the way by thousands of supporters, then leads runners to South Shields, where, at the top of Prince Edward Road, the view of the sea signals just over a mile to go. Runners make their way down the final straight with the crowds getting louder and louder as they approach the finish gantry.
Run the Great North Run - Join Team Turn2us!
Entry to this event is via a ballot or with a charity place. Turn2us has guaranteed charity places every year in the Great North Run. If you would like to make sure of your place and are happy to raise funds to help people in poverty, you can secure your place now. To apply for a place in 2017, simply complete our online application form.
Ballot place runners welcome
If you are lucky enough to get your own place, please join our team. There’s no minimum sponsorship target and we’ll support you to raise as much as you can. Request your sponsorship pack now.
By running and raising money for Turn2us, you could really make a difference in the fight against UK poverty. We'll support you all the way and on the day we'll be there to cheer you round the course and afterwards celebrate your amazing achievement. We'd also love to have your friends and family join us on the day to cheer on all our runners.
For more information, please email Micky or call her on 020 8834 9271.