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Great North Run

September 13

Join the celebrations as the 40th Great North Run takes place on September 13!

The iconic half-marathon, which takes runners from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields, is expected to see more than 200,000 people line the streets to cheer on participants.

A record 60,000 places will be available for the race, following unprecedented demand. Read more here.

Plans to celebrate the Great North Run’s 40th staging – GNR40 – include moving the popular Great North 5K from the Saturday prior to Great North Run day back to a Friday night and inviting the business community of Tyneside to enter a team as part of the Business Challenge, which will allow the full Saturday to be dedicated to the Junior and Mini Great North Runs which have developed into the world’s biggest children’s running events.

Visit greatrun.org/great-north-run