Great North Run - September 2018

Challenge Information

Simplyhealth Great North Run

The Great North Run has been officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the biggest half marathon in the world!

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained many bands on the run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.

From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish gantry.

Compassion Challenges have fifteen places to give away and are looking for general ballot runners to join the team.

DATE: 9 September 2018

DISTANCE: Half Marathon

LOCATION: Newcastle

COST: FREE (general places will sell out!)

FREE: Compassion Challenges running top and plenty of encouragement!

FUNDRAISING TARGET: £500 or 2 children sponsored

AGE: 17 years old and over

CHEER TEAM: If you're more of a cheerer than a runner, then we'd love to have you on our cheer team - a wonderful fun day for all the family!


I wanted to take part in something that would be bigger than myself and help people whilst being a real challenge for me as well.

Sophie ran the Great North Run in Sept 2017

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TEAM TOTAL:£427.00

TEAM Sponsorships:0