Great North Run

The UK’s biggest half marathon is back! Join Team CLDF and make a real difference to those we support.

Date: Sunday 8 September 2024
Location: Newcastle
Distance: 13.1 miles

The Great North run is the UK’s most iconic half marathon and since 1981 has seen over a million runners take to the streets of Newcastle including world famous athletes. At 13.1 miles long, the course is tough but a challenge on many runners’ bucket lists.

The North East’s landmark event is back, as the Great North Run returns to the glorious streets of Newcastle on Sunday 8 September. Experience that epic South Shields finish line celebration with us, as we return to the iconic city to sea course in 2024.

Feel the region come alive when the Great North Run comes to town and soak up the big event experience by taking on the world’s biggest half marathon. Make it a family affair and ensure your budding running stars of the future get their shot at glory in the Junior & Mini event on the Quayside on Saturday 9 September.                            

Starting in the heart of the city, enjoy a running route of the city and out to the coastal town of South Shields as you cross over the notorious Tyne Bridge and past Gateshead International Stadium towards that unforgettable finish line feeling and post-race fish and chips.

With the infamous high-energy entertainment zones, unbelievable crowd support with cheers of ‘Oggy, Oggy, Oggy’ echoing, and local musicians providing the soundtrack to your run, the Great North Run is a party atmosphere from start to finish.

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but a shiny new medal, a snazzy finishers t-shirt and a finisher’s bag filled with goodies will await you at the end of the run.

 It’s a run for everyone, of all ages and abilities, whether it’s your first event or your 50th.  It’s an inclusive celebration of Geordie running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping. Fill in the form below to apply for a spot on Team CLDF!

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    Join Team CLDF in 2024

    We’ll be entering a CLDF team in the 2024 Great North Run. If you’re up for taking on this iconic challenge and reaching the minimum sponsorship target of £500. For alternative ways to apply, please contact us today at

    We’re here to support you every step of the way

    As a member of Team CLDF you will receive:

    • An exclusive CLDF running vest and fundraising pack
    • Dedicated fundraising support, advice and top tips to help you hit your target
    • Regular email updates and links with other Team CLDF runners
    • Help with local press and publicity
    • Information and updates on how your support helps change lives
    • The amazing feeling that comes with knowing you’re making a real difference to children living with liver disease

    Already have your own place?

    Sign up today to get your free fundraising kit and CLDF vest, and support from the fundraising team. Simply email and we shall be in touch.

    The difference your fundraising makes

    By choosing to fundraise and support Children’s Liver Disease Foundation you’ll be making a real difference to the lives of UK children living with a life threatening liver disease. We rely almost entirely on fundraising from people like you to fund the vital support, information, research and voice we provide. See what your support helps fund here: How We Help

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions about the event or the application process, email or call 0121 212 6022.