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Great North Run 2018 wheelchair participants

Great North Run 2024

Run the world's biggest half marathon

Great North Run 2018 runner with medal

Great North Run

Sunday 8th September 2024

Location: Newcastle
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration Fee: £25
Fundraising Target: £300 (Please note that £200 is due by the 8th May 2024, with the remainder received within four weeks of the event date)

The Great North Run is the world’s biggest and most recognised half marathon. With more that 57,000 runners and nearly as many spectators, the race has a fantastic atmosphere, full of dedication, passion and fun!

How do I secure a place?

Please register to secure your place in the Great North Run and experience an iconic event. Once you've registered you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Have your own place?
If you are lucky enough to be allocated a ballot entry, email the Events Team for your running vest. There is no fundraising target with your own running place, we just ask that you raise as much as you can. All sponsorship will help us fund pioneering research across the world into spinal cord injury and its life-changing effects.

What can you expect from us?

  • A dedicated fundraiser
  • Personalised fundraising support
  • A half marathon training guide
  • Regular team e-newsletters
  • A Spinal Research running vest or technical t-shirt
  • Not to mention heaps of encouragement, help and advice

Training support
We are pleased to be supported by GH Training, a service designed to help you train for the half marathon. Run by personal trainer Graeme Hilditch (author of our training guides), GH Training can help you achieve your half marathon goals.