The Great North Run

Runner om the Tyne Bridge
Newcastle - Claremont Road
Half marathon

Get a charity place

You can buy a £50 charity place through us if you pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship.

Call 0300 123 5461

Got a place already?

Request your sponsorship pack and join our team.

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!

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? 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.

Support for you

Training plans and advice

Get a cheering pack

Our pack includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks. To get yours,email or call 0300 123 5461.

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Practical fundraising help

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