The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world. We want you to be part of it with Action for Children

If you haven’t managed to get a place in the public ballot, don’t worry. We have lots of places available and we’d love to have you on our team.

If you were one of the lucky people who got a place in the ballot, why not join Team Action for Children? Make your Great North Run experience even more special, and raise funds for vulnerable children and families. As a limited time offer, we're giving all our runner-free entry to the event!

About the race

57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere and the millions raised for good causes.

You’ll set of from central Newcastle and run 13.1 miles through supporter lined streets to South Shields and the party at the finish line.

Why take part?

All Action for Children runners will get:

  • Free entry!
  • A free Action for Children running vest to wear on the day.
  • A warm welcome for you and your supporters at our marquee in the finishers village.
  • One to one support from your local fundraiser.

In return we ask everyone to aim for a fundraising target of £300. The money you raise will give more children in the UK a safe and happy childhood.

To register your interest fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch to let you know how to complete your registration.


If you have any questions about this event please contact [email protected].

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