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Great North Run

Great North Run

Date: 10 September 2023
Location: Newcastle
Category: Running events

The Great North Run is famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment and warm Geordie welcome, not to mention the millions raised each year for worthy causes.

From the rush of the Red Arrows flying overhead to the oggy-oggy-oggy chants, Great North Run magic can be hard to understand- until you’ve experienced if for yourself on the Newcastle to South Shields route. 

Location: Starting in the middle of Newcastle on the Central Motorway you will then pass through Jesmond, Haymarket, Monument and Central Station before making your way across the iconic Tyne Bridge from Newcastle to Gateshead where you will see the sights of The Sage and Gateshead Stadium. From there you will make your way through South Tyneside towards the home stretch in South Shields, welcomed by the wonderful sea view.  

Sign up on Enthuse

In return for your support you will receive:

  • a guaranteed place in the event
  • a fundraising toolkit to give you ideas on how to reach your target
  • support from your local regional fundraiser to help you with your fundraising and answer any questions about the event
  • a bespoke RAF Benevolent Fund running vest.

Need to know...

Distance: 13.1 miles
Minimum fundraising target: £250
Registration fee: £30 (non-refundable)
Minimum age: £17
Registration deadline: 29 June 2023

Got your own place?

If you have your own place in the event you can still be part of Team RAFBF, and won't have a minimum fundraising target. Drop us an email at to let us know where you live and one of our local fundraisers will get in touch.

Need to know more?

Got a question not answered above? Email or call us on 020 7307 3307.