Get involved Fundraise for us Fundraising events Great North Run 2018 Join thousands of runners for the iconic half marathon in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday, September 9. The 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the Tyne Bridge, right out towards the stunning coastline in South Shields. Since 1981 the world's greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields and we're looking forward to cheering on the next million. We have FOUR places available on a first-come, first-served basis. Good luck! For queries, please contact [email protected] or call +44(0)1653 692583 Sorry, this event is now sold out.