Great North Run 2023

  • Sunday 10th September
  • South Shields
  • Run
  • 13.10 mi
  • Apply now

Join #TeamSamaritans and take on the world's largest half marathon! Experience an electric atmosphere as you run from Newcastle to a stunning beach finish in South Shields.

  • Regular email updates and support from the Samaritans Events Team
  • Access to a private Facebook group to chat with your teammates
  • Receive awareness-raising and fundraising materials
  • Your own personalised running vest to wear with pride on the day
  • A lot of cheers from our Team Samaritans cheer points along the route
  • Supporter t-shirts and cheering materials
  • A post-race celebration, including refreshments and a complimentary massage

We know that life can sometimes be incredibly tough. Thanks to the dedication of more than 20,000 volunteers, Samaritans can be there for anyone, whatever they are going through and whenever they are struggling to cope. We’re also at the heart of local communities, working with schools, workplaces, railways, prisons and hospitals to offer training and support, preventing suicide and helping people turn their lives around.

Our life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our event participants.

About the Great North Run

Join 60,000 runners as you take on this iconic event, while fundraising to support Samaritans services. The route begins in Newcastle city Centre where you'll cross the famous Tyne Bridge, before making your way to a seaside finish in South Shields where fantastic views await! Enjoy a warm North East welcome and amazing encouragement from spectators on the day.

For more information on the event, please click here to visit the official Great North Run website.

The cheerers and the team at the charity village were amazing support, absolutely made the day what it was thank you!

Great North Run 2022 Samaritans runner

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Registration fee: £50

Fundraising target: £350

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