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Great North Run

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne (map)

The Great North Run has been described as the greatest half marathon in the world.

The first Great North run was in 1981 with 10,000 runners and was devised by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendon Foster along with local man William Rowe. William was later awarded a CBE for his services.

In 2014 the 34th Great North Run had 57,000 participants and celebrated the one millionth runner to cross the finish line.

This year, the 35th Great North Run will take place on Sunday 13th September. Pete Fusco, Frank Foster and a group of friends will be running to kindly raise money for the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund. They will be wearing T-Shirts advertising the fund.

If you would like to sponsor them, please use the donation button on this website and please quote 'Great North Run' alongside your donation. Thank you.

Earlier Event: 5 September
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Later Event: 3 September
Ann Maguire Gala - Leeds Grand Theatre