The Great North Run
Want to take part in 2016?
This event is now closed for entry for 2016. Please check back later on in the year to find out how to enter for 2017
Got a place already?
Request your sponsorship pack and join our team.
Help out on the day
Join Cancer Research UK at The Great North Run, the UK's biggest and best half marathon.
The 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!
Enter the ballot
The ballot for the Great North Run has now closed, but you can still get a place through Cancer Research UK.
If you’re training for the half, then why not sign up for the Great North 10k as part of your training and help raise even more money for CRUK! To find out more, please click here.
Join our team of over 2,000 runners and run with us at The Great North Run.
If you’d like to run the Great North Run for Bobby Moore Fund, find out more about it here.
Thanks to you survival rates across all froms of cancer have doubled in the last 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 there on the day, ready and waiting to scream your name with pride, so make sure you look out for all our cheering points along the course. Once you have finished, why not swing by to our post race reception where we can provide you with some food & drink and thank you in person.
Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.
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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