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Great North Run 2024

  • Newcastle
  • 8 September 2024
  • 13.1 miles
  • Registration fee: £19 (usually £29 – limited time offer)
  • Fundraising pledge: £349
Sign up

For a limited time, pay just £19 to register for the Great North Run (usually £29). This offer ends 6 May 2024.

Want to take part in the iconic Great North Run? This race is widely considered to be the world's greatest half marathon, with around 60,000 runners each year.

The route takes you across the famous Tyne Bridge and towards the seafront finish line in South Shields.

When you run for Shelter, you’ll be joining the fight to end the housing emergency and defending the right to a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone.

Already have your own place?

If you’ve already secured a spot, you can use your place to help fight homelessness by running and fundraising for Shelter. We’d love for you to join the team – get in touch below.

Join Team Shelter

Have any questions?

Check our frequently asked questions or get in touch with our team.

Volunteer

Want to help out at this event? Sign up to volunteer.

All our fundraisers get the very best from us, including:

  • a Shelter technical running top

  • training plans created by our running partners, Let’s Get Running

  • personal trainer support

  • fundraising advice

  • a post-race reception where you'll get a hero's welcome!

  • we’ll be there to cheer you on

Join us in defending the right to a safe home

A woman wearing a Shelter vest is smiling as she runs alongside others in the Great North Run

Thanks to fundraisers like you, last year we were able to support 17,281 households through our emergency helpline and 15,478 through our local hubs.

Every mile run, every drop of sweat, and every pound raised will make a difference.

Thanks for a great day #TeamShelter and the amazing cheer squad at 8 miles! It was a hot one but a belting day – and that run along the seaside at the end!

– Daniel Keenan

Want to know more? See our guidance

How do I fundraise for my event?

We're here to help with any fundraising queries and are more than happy to talk through ideas with you. We recommend starting by setting up a fundraising page on JustGiving.

Our top fundraising ideas include bake sales and pub quizzes. You can find all our fundraising resources here, including our paper sponsorship form.

What happens if I can’t reach my fundraising pledge?

We're here to support you with your fundraising as much as possible. Get in touch by emailing running@shelter.org.uk or call us on 0344 515 1190.

Not reaching your sponsorship pledge affects what Shelter can achieve, so please make sure you're confident in reaching this target before signing up to the event.

Raising a minimum fundraising pledge

It's important to raise a minimum fundraising pledge, as we invest in places at charity events. Each place is important to ensure we raise as much as possible to support our vital work.

You can reach your pledge through sponsorship from family, friends and colleagues, plus other forms of fundraising such as bake sales or quizzes.

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Onlookers holding Shelter signs as they cheer on the runners