The Great North Run

When: 9 September 2018
Location: Newcastle
Distance: 13.1 miles

Join our team of over 100 runners and compete in the world's biggest half marathon - The Great North Run! With over 55,000 people taking part every year this incredibly popular run starts in Newcastle, taking in the iconic Tyne Bridge and passing the famous international athletics stadium in Gateshead, before finishing in the coastal town of South Shields.  

The route is lined with live bands and thousands of spectators to cheer you on and the atmosphere is absolutely electric. Filmed by the BBC you’ll even get the chance to try and spot yourself on TV, so we are delighted to be able to offer our wonderful supporters a chance to partake in this remarkable run.

By fundraising for Samaritans you will be automatically added to our Runner Relationship Programme, which means you’ll receive:

  • A Team Samaritans Welcome Pack including sponsorship form
  • A branded, technical running vest with a printed name
  • A dedicated point of contact throughout your entire journey with regular newsletters
  • Help and advice from our Press Team, such as publicity in your local area to include press releases
  • Help and support from the communications team in sharing your story further, this could be through the media, online or social media

     

  • Cheering point on the race route
  • A massage after the race
  • A cool-down party after the race for you and your friends and family
  • A certificate to mark your fundraising achievements