Great North Run - Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

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Great North Run

11 Sep 2022

Newcastle upon Tyne

The biggest half marathon on the planet!

The Great North Run has been officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the biggest half marathon on the planet!

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. If you’re lucky, you might even get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

From there, runners will travel through Gateshead, being entertained by the many bands on the run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields, where the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.

How to book

We have five charity places available! Places are £50 and the minimum sponsorship to raise is £350.

We will send you a link to our ECHC Fundraising Page, a Fundraising Pack and one of our special charity technical running tops!

If you have secured your own place, we would love for you to run for and support ECHC.

For more information, please contact Amy on 0131 668 4949 or email