The Great North Run

Runner om the Tyne Bridge
Newcastle - Claremont Road
Half marathon
Your fundraising target: £400

Get a charity place

You can register for a £50 charity place through us when you pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship

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Help out on the day

Join our dedicated events team to support our participants 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 will open in early 2017, but don't take you chances and get your CRUK place now!

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.

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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Training plans and advice

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Practical fundraising help

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