Putting our region's cancer needs first

Great North Run


Join #TeamNWCR and run with the rest of the North.

Date: Sunday 13 September 2020 

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne 

Distance: Half Marathon

Entry Fee: Charity Place £20, 

Minimum Sponsorship: £300

2020 is going to be a very special year as we celebrate the 40th Great North Run! This year, the world's biggest half marathon, takes place on Sunday 13 September, starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge. From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by our Bands on the Run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course. From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish line.

Join #TeamNWCR on a 13.1-mile journey from Newcastle's city centre to the coast in South Shields, all live on the BBC! You’ll receive an exclusive medal and t-shirt, a goodie-filled finisher’s pack, free training and advice and security of closed roads.

Although the ballot for the Great North Run is closed, we still have a select few Charity spots to compete in the race. To apply for these, or for more information, please email [email protected]

Why choose #TeamNWCR?

By running for #TeamNwcr you'll be supporting life-saving research for years to come and helping our researchers in the fight to stop cancer sooner.

As part of our team you’ll receive fantastic support from the moment you sign up all the way until you cross that finish line. We'll provide you with a running shirt, training guides, fundraising pack and unlimited support in the run up to and during the event. 

Already registered to run, but want to support NWCR?

Let us know you would like to run for us and we’ll send your Fundraising Pack which includes your NWCR t-shirt, sponsorship forms and more great tips and tricks to give your fundraising an extra boost! Email [email protected]


Take part in the Great North Run in aid of NWCR

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