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Morrison’s Great North Run

  • When:September 2016
  • Where:Newcastle to Gateshead
  • Fundraising target: £500
  • Distance13.1 miles

Join the world’s biggest half marathon and run alongside more than 60,000 runners – from pros to first-timers. 

About the race 

One of the great and iconic British runs. You're sure to be buoyed along by the crowds and the energy as you take on a half marathon that is seeking to recruit one runner from every country on Earth. 

The route 

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, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

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