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!

Join the team running for good mental health for all. 

"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 £350.
  • Personalised support from our Events Team including telephone calls and regular emails.
  • Mental Health Foundation running vest.
  • Support on the day from the Mental Health Foundation events team.

Our places for 2018 are not available yet but you can put your name on our waiting list by emailing events@mentalhealth.org.uk or calling 020 7803 1123.

We also recommend entering the Great North Run ballot in the new year, just keep an eye on the event website for availability.

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 events@mentalhealth.org.uk.