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. 

What you get from being a part of Team Leukaemia UK:

  • Personal support from our friendly fundraising team 
  • A helpful fundraising kit 
  • A technical running vest 

Ballot places 

 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.

I have my own place and want to join #TeamLUK

Charity places 

Our team is currently full for 2021. We would encourage you to join our waiting list and we will let you know if a space becomes available. 

Put Me On The Waiting List