Great North Run 2023

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.

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 running, with music blazing, crowds buzzing, legs pumping and fists bumping.

Melanoma Focus have a limited number of FREE charity places available for the Great North Run and would love to have you join the team. We will send you a FREE technical running vest or t-shirt and support you with your fundraising to achieve the £300 minimum sponsorship target.

Charity places have now sold out for this event, if you would like to be put on a waiting list, please email

If you have your own ballot place in the Great North Run 2023 please email to let us know you are running for us and we will send you send you a FREE technical running vest or t-shirt and support you with your fundraising. There is no minimum fundraising target with your own ballot place, just raise as much as you can.