Great North Run 2021

Join us for the epic Great North Run 2021

This iconic event is recognised as one of the world’s biggest and best half marathons, so why not don your running shoes and join over 57,000 people taking part? The atmospheric route, lined by thousands of cheering crowds, takes you from Newcastle's city centre, over the famous Tyne Bridge and across to South Shields. 

Date: Sunday September 12, 2021
Location: Newcastle
Distance: 13.1 miles

Why run with us?

We fund bold research into any type of cancer, anywhere across the world. There are over 200 types of cancer, so by searching the globe for the brightest minds in science, we hope to kick-start the cancer cures of tomorrow, today. But we can’t do it without your help. As a small charity, we rely on public donations, so your support would mean the world.

You'll be part of a team of around 25 runners taking part for Worldwide Cancer Research, and nothing beats that race-day atmosphere of hundreds of people cheering you on toward the finish line.

How we support you

When you decide to fundraise for us in this event, you will receive:

  • A welcome pack, full of tips and fundraising advice
  • Access to our online training zone
  • Unlimited support from our dedicated Events team
  • An online network of fellow runners to provide support and advice
  • A free charity running vest

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact our events team on +44 (0) 300 777 7910 or email

Do you have a place already?

If you already have your own place in the race and would like to support our charity, we would love to hear from you.