Great North Run

Be a part of the biggest half marathon in the world

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Event information

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields

*Registration for charity places is now closed. If you have a ballot place we'd love to welcome you to the team as an Own Place runner*

With over 57,000 runners pacing the streets of Newcastle, the Great North Run is not to be missed - and this year, it's back to its famous seafront finish! This epic 13.1 mile race is one of the biggest half marathons in the world and has become one of the most iconic as well. 

From crossing the Tyne Bridge, catching a glimpse of the famous Red Arrows display team and finishing in a blaze of glory on the South Shields seafront, to experiencing some of the best support that the North has to offer, join #TeamTangerine and soak up the atmosphere, character and spirit of this calendar highlight for new and experienced runners alike.

Be a part of #TeamTangerine and you will receive: 

  • A huge welcome at our post-race reception; drinks, snacks and a huge cheer await you in the Charity Village (friends and family are also welcome)
  • Your own personalised technical running vest
  • An invitation to join our Great North Run runners community on Facebook
  • Access to our online Training Hub
  • Free fundraising materials
  • Support from our Fundraising team every step of the way

Charity places

Registration for our charity places has now closed for 2022.

Running with a ballot place

If you've been successful in the ballot we would love to have you on our team. There's no additional registration fee or fundraising target - just raise as much as you can.

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Why run for Meningitis Now?

“I've only really run for fun, for fitness or to clear my head before, so signing up for the Great North Run gave me a slight sense of trepidation. But the streets are lined with friendly faces, even whole families who have decamped their front room onto the verge in order to cheer on the runners. The crowd carry you along as you follow the route from Newcastle and before you know it you're in South Shields. Somehow, I had timed my race to see the Red Arrows fly by, although the breeze off the North Sea made the last stage a little harder, and then I crossed the finish line - easy, honest! Then off to the Meningitis Now tent for tea, sandwiches and a leg rub, and warm congratulations from the team. Would I recommend it? Yes! An amazing experience from start to end”.

Tom Nutt, Meningitis Now CEO and 2019 runner

Do you have any questions?

Contact our Fundraising team at or call 01453 768 000.