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Great North Run

Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields - Sunday 9 September 2018

Get involved

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.

Start of Great North Run in Newcastle

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.

Finish line of Great North Run in South Shields

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 for 2018 and are happy to raise funds to help people in poverty, simply complete our charity place online application form.

Member of Turn2us' running team celebrating

Ballot place runners welcome

If you are lucky enough to get your own place in the ballot, please join our team. There’s no minimum sponsorship target and we’ll work with 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 afterwards celebrate your amazing achievement.

For more information, please email Kesh at: or call her on 020 8834 9265.

Last reviewed: June 2018