Great North Run

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world’s largest half marathon. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the coast in South Shields. Broadcast live on the BBC, it sees thousands of runners take on the half marathon challenge every year. Make 2021 your year with a guaranteed YMCA North Tyneside place.


Raised So Far



Great North Run 2021 places to be announced!

COVID 19 Update – Unfortunately due to the outbreak of Coronavirus the Great North Run event has been postponed until next year. Anyone who has signed up already will be rolled over to next years entry and YMCA North Tyneside will cover any increases in entry fees. If you are interested in running for us next year please register your interest here and we’ll be in touch nearer the time with more information.

Useful Links

Welcome Pack

Download our guide full of fundraising tidbits

Register Interest

Register your interest for Great North Run 2021


Support our runners this year by making a dontaion

Sponsorship Form

keep track of your donations using this form

To avoid missing out on a ballot place next year, why not register your interest in a guaranteed charity place for 2021?

Register to join our team and raise funds on behalf of YMCA North Tyneside, we’ll provide you with everything you need to get started, including our YMCA running vest and unlimited access to YMCA gym whilst you train for the big event!

Team YMCA Vest

High-quality YMCA North Tyneside running vest

YMCA Gym Membership

FREE membership to YMCA Gym from date of payment until 31/10/20 worth £233.55*

Race information

Race information:
Date: 13/09/2020  Time: 10AM
Location: Newcastle-Gateshead-South Shields
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Minimum sponsorship pledge: £250
Guaranteed places: Very limited places available
Entry Fee: £58