Event Date

Claremont Road
United Kingdom

Guaranteed Charity Place

Our charity places have now been filled, however you can apply to be added to the waiting list here.  If a place becomes available we will get in touch.

You can now also apply for a ballot place via Great North Run. Please follow this link to apply. If successful you can run using your own place and still fundraise for Sands. The ballot is open until Sunday 9 February.

Sponsorship Target

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK and a world renowned event!

Following the footsteps of Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie you will join 57,000 other runners taking in this legendary race, all covered on the BBC.

You'll start in Newcastle upon Tyne before making your way through the city towards the River Tyne and legendary Tyne Bridge, where you might even see the Red Arrows. From the bridge, travel through Gateshead, whilst being entertained by bands and cheered by thousands of supporters before finishing in South Shields in front of the sea. 

"I have had such a fantastic experience training for the Great North Run and fundraising for Sands. It was so fulfilling to know that I was working hard and achieving something, and also raising money for your amazing charity."

Own places

If you are successful in the Great North Run ballot and want to run using your own place, please register with Team Sands here.

As an own place runner all we ask is that you raise as much as you can, and we will support you every step of the way.

As part of Team Sands you will receive:

  • Support from our Fundraising team to help you achieve your target.
  • Sands fundraising pack
  • Free Sands t-shirt/running vest (or both!)
  • Pre-event support from our  Challenge Events Team
  • Friday Shout-Out on Facebook
  • Sands' Cheer Sticks and Collection Tins
  • Sands Superstar Thank You

For more information contact teamsands@sands.org.uk 

Through taking on this legendary run, you will raise much needed money to help us prevent more babies from dying and meet the growing need for our support services.