Event Type: Half marathon

Date: 8 September 2019

Location: Newcastle

Registration fee: £30

Minimum sponsorship: £350

Join our Leukaemia UK team and take part in the Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019. As the world’s largest half
marathon, this incredible event attracts over 57,000 runners who take to the streets from Newcastle Upon Tyne to South Shields.Gateshead while being entertained by many 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 gantry.

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. 

See below a typical schedule for the day to give you an idea of timings:

Time Simplyhealth Great North Run
08:00 Information point opens (located on the Town Moor, near Exhibition Park) and baggage buses open (located along Claremont Road)
09:15 Start assembly area opens
10:05 Baggage buses depart for the finish
10:10 Elite wheelchair race starts
10:15 Elite women start and mass Great North Run warm-up
10:30 Assembly area closes
10:40 START OF THE SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN (Elite men and the masses)

Red Arrows display

We will provide you with:

  • A Leukaemia UK running vest
  • The Leukaemia UK team will be on hand via telephone and email to provide you with any additional information or motivation you may need!

If you have fortunate enough to secure a ballot place, then you can join our team as an own place runner. There is no set sponsorship target, we will support you to raise as much as you can!

Thank you for considering to support our cause and if you wish to join our Great North Run Team 2019 by applying to one of our charity places, please send an email to [email protected] mentioning that you'd like to run the Great North Run 2019 to raise funds for our cause. 

Please do not hesitate to contact our team on 020 7922 7982 or send us an email: [email protected] should you have any questions or queries about this or any of our events. Thank you for considering to support our cause.

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