Great North Run
Sunday 10 September 2017 (Half Marathon)
*** PLEASE NOTE ALL PLACES FOR 2017 ARE NOW ALLOCATED, BUT WE ARE OPERATING A "HOLD" LIST IN CASE OF WITHDRAWALS ****
The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. The course runs between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields and was originally devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sports commentator Brendan Foster.
The first Great North Run was staged on 28 June 1981 when 12,000 runners participated. By 2011, the number of participants had risen to 54,000. It is now one of the biggest running events in the world, and the biggest in the UK. Only the Great Manchester Run and London Marathon come close to attracting similar numbers of athletes each year.
The race now incorporates the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and Mo Farah has won the race for the past two years.
We have a small number of charity places available and have a £50 minimum fundraising requirement for this event; please "do your best" to raise as much as you can! To express your interest, please fill in and return this application form.
Visit the Great North Run website for lots of detailed information about the event itself.
Sunday 10 September 2017