Get involved Fundraise for us Join a fundraising event Walks and runs The Great North Run Take part in the 40th Great North Run and largest half marathon in the world, on Sunday 13th September 2020! Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge. If you’re lucky, you might also get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead! From there, runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by our Bands on the Run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course. From that point, there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish line. If you'd like to register your interest to take part, please click here to apply. Don't forget to also enter the general ballot, to increase your chance of getting a place!