Runners in Great North Run

Start location

A167 road outside Newcastle City Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne

Event facilities

Raising £500 could pay for a stretcher chair, used to transport patients

Join #TeamSJA

The hugely popular Great North Run is the world’s largest half marathon with over 57,000 runners taking to the streets of Newcastle. This amazing race takes you through the heart of Newcastle, over the iconic Tyne Bridge and ending along the seafront at South Shields.

Live music, refreshments and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way. If you're lucky you might even spot the Red Arrows overhead!

We'll support you every step of the way

We’ll be there to help you meet your fundraising targets and to make the most out of your half marathon experience.

Our support package includes:

  • training and fundraising support
  • a St John Ambulance running vest
  • cheers of support from the St John Ambulance team out on the course
  • a certificate showing your fundraising total.

Got a question?

If you have a question or would like to find out more about our events, our fundraising team would be happy to help.

Email: events@sja.org.uk

I was really proud to be running for St John Ambulance, especially when I saw two people collapse and the St John Ambulance team were right there to help them. - Yoko, runner

Join #TeamSJA

Already got a place in the Great North Run?

If you already have your own place we would love to have you join our team. We don’t have a minimum sponsorship target, but any funds you can raise would be hugely appreciated. You'll receive the same support as a charity place runner.