Morrisons Great North Run

Newcastle - Claremont Road
Half marathon

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Join Cancer Research UK at the Morrisons Great North Run, the UK's biggest and best half marathon.

The Morrisons Great North Run can't be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners taking part. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!

Join our team of over 2,700 runners and run with us at the Morrisons Great North Run.

This event is perfect for that New Years resolution challenge, so kick start your resolution and sign up today.

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Thanks to you survival rates across all froms of cancer have doubled in the least 40 years, but we can't stop there. With you we can speed up this progress and create even more tomorrows.

Race day information

We'll be joining you in Newcastle over the race weekend. Make sure you visit us at the expo, held at the Sage Gateshead, for any last minute tips and cheering equipment, and later on that evening at the Pitcher & Piano for our pre race pasta party where you can take on those last minute carbs.

On the day we we'll be out on the course ready and waiting to cheer you on, we have cheering points at miles 2, 6, 9 &12.5 to make sure that you feel like a hero as you take on the iconic route.

Once the race is over make your way down to our Post Race Marquee which will be located in the event village at Gypsies Green Recreation Ground, South Shields. We will have food drink and a place to rest your weary legs and most importantly it will give us a chance to congratulate and thank you personally.

Any questions? Contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461 or email

Did you know...

Cancer Research UK funded the pioneering Million Women Study, which discovered that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of breast and womb cancer, changing the advice given to women about taking it.

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