Great North Run

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 11 September 2022
  • 13.1 miles
  • Registration fee: £9
  • Sponsorship pledge: £349
A runner in the Great North Run raising his hand and wearing a Shelter t-shirt

The Great North Run is widely considered to be the greatest half marathon in the world. Since the first starting pistol sounded in 1981, over a million runners have passed over the Tyne Bridge – heading towards the beach-front finish at South Shields.

We want you to tread in their footsteps and run this iconic race for the thousands of people facing homelessness.

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.

Have any questions?

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


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 (with refreshments & leg massage)

  • We’ll be there to cheer you on

We can't fight homelessness without your help

A group of Shelter supporters watching an event

The housing crisis is now a national emergency. We believe that a safe home is a fundamental need and basic moral right. By fundraising for Shelter in the Great North Run you can join the fight to defend that right.

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

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Shelter supporters taking part in the Great North Run