Great North Run

The Great North Run is the UK's biggest half marathon with over 54,000 runners taking part. This race just gets bigger every year.

The atmosphere is incredible: thousands of supporters line the 13.1 mile course, starting in Newcastle and finishing by the coast in South Shields, while the iconic red arrows fly across the Tyne Bridge and over the finishing area. This is an event you will remember being a part of for the rest of your life!

With your support, we can continue to change lives and fight the suffering caused by mental illness.

"The best half marathon I have ever done! The atmosphere was excellent." - Kevin Ward, Great North Run participant

Benefits of joining our team

  • Fundraising pack full of expert tips on how to go about raising £325.
  • Personalised support from our Events Team including telephone calls and regular emails.
  • Mental Health Foundation running vest.
  • T-shirts for your supporters.
  • Support on the day from the Mental Health Foundation events team.

How to enter

We have a very small number of places remaining for the 2017 event. Please email or call 020 7803 1123 for more information.

Apply for your own place on the Great North Run website.

I already have my own place, can I run for you?

Yes! If you have your own place in the race and would like to join our team, please drop us an email to with your vest size - we would love to welcome you to the team!

More information

If you have any questions about the Great North Run or any of our events, please contact our Events Team on 020 7803 1123 or email us at