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The Great North Run 2017

10 September 2017 |
Location: Newcastle

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 Miles)

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Registration opening: Sold Out - Join us with your ballot place

Registration fee: From £45

Minimum sponsorship: £225

Join the record breaking Great North Run 2017!

The Great North Run is officially confirmed as the World’s biggest Half Marathon! With the best local support, and 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. The world's biggest Half Marathon should be on your challenge list! 

Take on this Half Marathon and join our fabulous Walk the Walk Team in 2017 with 57,000 others (yes, it is that big)! Whether you need a Charity Place or already have a Ballot Place, all are welcome!

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

Sold Out of Charity Places... join us now if you have a ballot place... or Register your Interest for 2018! 

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Enjoy and embrace the novelty of walking in your bra, it's so liberating! I had a fantastic day- Liz

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!

Whether a Walker or Runner, come and join our Walk the Walk team in 2017 and help make a difference!

Joining the 2017 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 (now sold out) 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 every step of the way, from your first day of registration, throughout your Training and on the challenge itself!

This is an event not to be missed... our Charity Places are limited; so don’t delay, get your place today!

70 in 70 - Joan

This year I was to be 70... so ‘70 at 70’ was created; from eating an oyster (yuk), picking up a worm, to reading through War and Peace and the complete works of Charles Dickens. My family joined in, ‘go on the big slide Grandma ‘(3yr. old),‘Go Ape’ (daughter in law), and something I had always wanted to do ‘The Great North Run’.

Excitement and nerves were building as we walked to our starting places and waited in the sun for the race to begin... then we were off; what a fantastic day! Red Arrows in the sky, high fives and continuous support from the spectators, refreshments and cooling showers from sponsors and supporters alike.  My daughter and I walked with the Walk the Walk Support Team, encouraging us throughout to reach the finish line and the other team members were all waiting.  Medals received, photos taken, goody bag and finishers t-shirt given, what a day, what wonderful memories.

Don’t wait until you’re 70 to have a go - challenge yourself, if I can do it - so can you. 

The support you receive from Walk the Walk is second to none, we're not a walking family for nothing!- Nicci

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