Great North Run 2021

Join us for the epic Great North Run

This iconic event is recognised as one of the world’s best half marathons, so why not don your running shoes and join us at the start line? The atmospheric route starts and finishes in Newcastle city centre, with runners crossing the famous Tyne Bridge twice.

Date: Sunday September 12, 2021
Location: Newcastle
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration Fee: £25
Minimum fundraising target: Raise as much as you can

Why run with us?

By 2030 cancer is predicted to become the leading cause of death worldwide. We urgently need to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer - but we can't do it alone.  

With your help, we vow to keep funding more lifesaving research projects into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. We won’t stop until cancer does.  

You'll be part of a team of Worldwide Cancer Research runners, taking part in the iconic event and helping to start new cancer cures.

Please note: We’re in regular contact with the event organiser and will continue to keep you informed as we hear any further updates. Your health and safety is our top priority and we’re following coronavirus guidance issued by governments across the UK.

Due to unprecedented circumstances, we have extra spaces available which must be filled this year. There is currently no minimum fundraising target for these additional spaces, we are just asking you to raise as much as you can to start new cures.

*These spaces are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so we encourage prompt application. Whilst it's likely you will receive a place, we cannot guarantee this if we become oversubscribed. We monitor applications every weekday and will be in touch as soon as possible if Team Curestarter reaches capacity. 

How we support you

When you join Team Worldwide, you will receive:

  • A welcome pack, full of tips and fundraising advice
  • 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.