The event is fully inclusive with people living with MND able to be pushed around the course in their wheelchairs.

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Distance

    13.1 miles

  • Date

    12 Sep 2021

  • Reg fee:


  • Minimum sponsorship:


The 2021 Great North Run will take place on 12th September. Join #TeamMND and take part in the UK's biggest half marathon. 


This iconic half marathon takes you from the centre of Newcastle through Gateshead and to the stunning coastline of South Shields. With over 55,000 runners this race fills fast, unfortunately all our places are now full, so join the waiting list today!

We’re sure the 2021 event is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Event Details

The race heads through Newcastle city centre towards the River Tyne, where thousands of runners will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge – and where if you’re lucky enough – you’ll get a glimpse of and enjoy the thrilling sensation of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

Running through Gateshead, you will be kept entertained by bands to lift your spirits as the route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads you to South Shields with the view of the sea proving to be one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course – the home straight!



All our charity places are now full, join the waiting list to be notified if any places become available.

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Use your own ballot place to run for us. You can also register your deferred place.

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    A running vest and/or T-shirt to raise awareness

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    A fundraising pack full of advice, tips and support and everything you'll need to get started

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    Regular emails with support, updates and extra fundraising tips

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    Training guides to help you get ‘race day ready’

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    An invite to our post race reception at the finish line

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    Support from our cheer squads along the route

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    The chance to have a complimentary photo taken along the route by our official photographer

Downloads & Links

Downloads & Links

Click on the links below for useful information to help your training and fundraising efforts.

Additional info

If you have any questions about this event, or would like more information, please contact the Fundraising Team.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262