Where Newcastle

When 12 September 2021

Event Half marathon

Minimum sponsorship £350

Join our Leukaemia UK team and take part in the Simplyhealth Great North Run 2021. As the world’s largest half marathon, this incredible event attracts more than 57,000 runners who take to the streets from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields and 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. 

We will provide you with a Leukaemia UK running vest. The Leukaemia UK team will also be on hand via telephone and email to provide you with any additional information or motivation you may need.

Thank you for considering to support our cause and if you wish to join our Great North Run Team 2021 by applying to one of our charity places, please send an email to [email protected], mentioning that you'd like to run the GNR to raise funds for our cause. 

If you have been fortunate enough to secure a ballot place, 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. Just let us know you have secured your own place.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team on 020 7299 0722 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 supporting our cause.


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