Great North Run 13 September 2020

This event is now full and registration is closed, if you are still keen to run a half marathon for Independent Age we have places available in the Royal Parks Half Marathon. If you would like to register your interest in the 2021 Great North Run, then please email the events team on events@independentage.org and we will get in touch with you as soon as registrations for next year are open!

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

From there, over 57,000 runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by live music and famed local support. The route leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.

This is the largest half marathon in the world and a must be done by any running fan. 

Raise vital funds for older people in the UK and hit your minimum target of £275. With creativity and support, fundraising can be fun and no sweat - you’ll sweat enough in training! Check out our fundraising ideas.

 

Runners cross the Tyne Bridge

Why run for Independent Age?

More than 1 million older people say they are often or always lonely. As well as feeling cut off from friends and family, it can mean that when difficulties arise, they feel they have no one to turn to.

Your support can make such a difference for an older person, because thanks to our supporters, we can provide regular visits and telephone calls from one of our caring volunteers. We can also help with worries they might be facing whether they’re about finances, mobility, or other day-to-day issues, so they don’t have to cope with difficulties alone. Read more about how we help.

How will we support you?

By running for Independent Age, you will receive dedicated support from the moment you sign up all the way until you cross the finish line. We will provide you with:

  • An Independent Age technical running vest with your name on it
  • Fundraising support and tips to make reaching your target as easy as possible
  • Training plans and advice whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced

Have a question before registering? Get in touch by calling Jayna on 0207 605 4277 or email events@independentage.org