The Great North Run

Join Team Red Cross in the world’s biggest half marathon event, the Great North Run. Sign up for one of our Great North Run charity places today.

Two women hold their medals after completing the Great North Run

08 September 2024


Minimum age:
17 years old or older
Registration fee:
£14.50 (was £29)
Sponsorship target:
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For all enquiries please get in touch with the Events team by email at or by phone on 07708 295488

Sign up today for the Great North Run

Sign up for £29 (fundraising target of £400) to join Team Red Cross at this year's Great North Run.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. After you've signed up, we'll be in touch to confirm if you have a place.

If no places are available, we'll put you on a reserve list and let you know if a place opens up.

x £14.50

Why take part in the Great North Run?

  • Starting in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the route takes in the sites of the city and crosses the iconic Tyne Bridge, finishing in South Shields.
  • Admire the stunning sea views and catch a glimpse of the Red Arrows as they soar past.
  • Enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with 60,000 enthusiastic runners and plenty of spectators to cheer you on.
  • Your fundraising will make a huge difference to people in crisis in the UK and overseas.

Visit the Great North Run website.

Why run the Great North Run for Team Red Cross?

We help people in the UK and across the world get the support they need in an emergency.

By joining Team Red Cross, you'll be raising funds for this important work.

Join Team Red Cross and get:

  • Support
    We'll support you in reaching your fundraising target for the Great North Run. Plus, on the day you'll have a cheer team, VIP treatment, and refreshments.
  • A running vest
    Show your support by wearing a British Red Cross running vest.
  • Updates
    We'll make sure you're kept up to date about the impact your fundraising has on the work we do.
Great North Run runner Jonty Ward

Jonty running the Great North Run for Team Red Cross.

There are so many causes that the Red Cross support that I just wanted to be able to do my bit to help out. I loved being part of #TeamRedCross. I've never run a race as well supported and this made such a difference.
Jonty Ward, Team Red Cross runner

Where is the Great North Run?

The event begins on the A167 road just outside Newcastle City Centre. The route then follows through the centre of Newcastle crossing the Tyne Bridge into Gateshead.


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Already got a place for the Great North Run?

If you already have a place at this event, you can still be part of Team Red Cross. You’ll receive the same support as other team members but won’t have a fundraising target to reach – just raise as much as you can.

Use your own place

Have a question?

To learn more about our events including how to fundraise and prepare, check out our FAQs.