Great North Run

Join #TeamLeonardCheshire and take on the the largest half marathon in the UK — the Great North Run is an event not to be missed! 




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The Great North Run takes place within Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields and is the world's biggest and best-loved half marathon.

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Each year there's over 57,000 runners, it is televised by the BBC and the atmosphere is electric! The event takes runners from Newcastle, over the iconic Tyne Bridge into South Shields.

By running for us, you are supporting everyone to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

One in five of us will become disabled at some point in our lives. Many will become disabled after an accident, or from a stroke, cancer or developing conditions like multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease. These life-changing circumstances can stop people in their tracks. Your Great North Run fundraising will make sure they can live a full life again, and achieve their dreams.

Join our team for 2023

You'll receive:

  • Leonard Cheshire Running Vest
  • Advice on training and fundraising
  • Newsletters and support from the events team

Were you lucky to get a ballot place?

We’d love to have you in #TeamLeonardCheshire! Please get in touch via or call us on 020 3242 0310.

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