Great North Run – (half-marathon)
8th September 2024

Sorry – We have now allocated all our charity places for the Great North Run 2024 .

Are you up to the challenge of running the largest half marathon in the world and raising much needed funds for National Eczema Society?

The Great North Run takes place annually each September. The course runs between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and South Shields and was originally devised by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist Brendan Foster.

The event was first staged in 1981 when 12,000 runners took part. It’s now one of the largest running events in the world, with over 50,000 participants. Only the Great Manchester Run and London Marathon come close to attracting similar numbers of athletes each year.

National Eczema Society has a small number of charity places available for this event. We ask runners who accept a place through us to achieve a £300 minimum fundraising requirement. This can be raised through sponsorship and/or a combination of other fundraising activities. This amount covers the cost of your place plus an administration fee to Great North Run, as well as our administration costs and the supply of a running vest. Please do your best to raise as much as you can! We’ve put together a Fundraising Guide to get you started, see below.

Do contact us at if you are interested in a National Eczema Society place in the Great North Run 2025. Thank you for considering supporting our charity! National Eczema Society relies on voluntary donations to fund our work.

For more detailed event information, visit The Great North Run.