Great North Run
The 13.1 mile route is lined by thousands of spectators.
Sunday 10 September 2023
The World's biggest and best half marathon
The Great North Run is the world's biggest half marathon, famous for its inclusive atmosphere. Take on the iconic route from Newcastle to South Shields.
Why run for Independent Age?
The money you raise will support people like Veronica. Veronica is 82 years old and lives in the Southeast of England. She called our Helpline as she was struggling with rising electricity bills. Veronica was relying on extra jumpers when she was cold instead of turning on the heating, to keep down costs.
The Helpline helped Veronica to understand more about the money she was entitled to. Now, Veronica is receiving pension credit. This is a crucial top up for her income.
By fundraising for Independent Age, you will provide a support system for older people going through difficult times.
How will we support you?
You’ll receive fantastic support from our friendly team from the moment you sign up until you cross that finish line.
We’ll provide you with:
• A free Independent Age technical running vest to wear on race day
• A well-deserved certificate, totalling the amazing amount you raise for us
• Fundraising and training support from our dedicated Events team
• Cheer points and support along the route
For more information about our events, call the team on 020 7605 4229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have my own place
If you already have your own place in the Great North Run, we’d love to have you on the team! You’ll receive all the same support as our charity place runners. You’ll have no registration fee or fundraising target, but we’ll help you raise as much as you can.