The Great North Run 2021

The Great North Run

12th September 2021 |
Location: Newcastle

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)

Grading: 1

Registration opening: Register your Interest

Registration fee: From £32

Minimum sponsorship: £300

Join the record breaking Great North Run 2021!

The Great North Run is the World’s biggest Half Marathon! With the best local support, famed for its party atmosphere, this is a truly classic and fantastic challenge to take on!

From Newcastle city centre, over the iconic Tyne Bridge, with the swooping Red Arrows overhead and onwards to the sea views at South Shields. 

Take on this Half Marathon and join our fabulous Walk the Walk Team in 2021 with 60,000 others (yes, it is that big)! Whether you need a Charity Place or you have a Ballot Place, all are welcome!

Raise money, Raise awareness, Get fit and Have fun Walking the Walk! 

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Feel so privileged to have been a part of it. The crowd support was amazing- Joan

Is the Great North Run for you?

This Half Marathon is fun, famous and fabulous!

Looking for your first Walking Challenge? Want to try to aim for a new personal best? Or simply looking to take on the officially acknowledged biggest Half Marathon in the world and tick it off your bucket list? Then this is one for you!

Come and join our Walk the Walk team in 2021 and help make a difference!

Joining the 2021 Team...

To enter this legendary event and be part of the Walk the Walk team, you can either apply for one of our Charity Places or by Ballot Place through the Great North Run.

To successfully and comfortably complete this challenge, and to make the most of the amazing atmosphere, you should be aiming for a pace of 14-15 minutes per mile and a maximum total challenge time of 3hrs, 25 minutes. This is very achievable by following our Training Plan!

We will be with you from the very start, from your first day of registration, throughout your Training and wishing you good luck before you head off on your challenge!


The DOT's take on the Great North Run!

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT ON ONE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY!!!! What a scene, it was incredible, and the buzz was amazing – meeting all the other Walk the Walkers was just great, putting faces to names and meeting Sam and Elisabeth and we were off to our pink pen! A huge cheer went up which we assume was for Mo and the Red Arrows took our breath away…. and we were off! Read all about their experience here!


Absolutely fantastic.. biggest event I've ever done... the support from the crowds was just amazing, would recommend it to anyone!- Paula

Any questions?

If you have any questions about The Great North Run, please get in contact with the Unique Challenges Team.

Part of the 2019 Team?

Congratulations... you did it! You and the Team have raised an amazing £6,498 so far! Thank you for uniting with us against breast cancer and helping to make a difference!

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