Sunday, 12 September 2021

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Are you ready to take on the biggest half marathon in the world?

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or have never run before, Join us for the 40th edition of this iconic event taking in the Tyne Bridge and finishing in the coastal town of South Shields. We’ll give you first class support all the way to help you smash your training and fundraising targets and will be there on the day to cheer you on and celebrate after the race.

Plus, the vital funds you’ll raise for RNIB will help to create a world without barriers for people with sight loss.

  • Registration fee: £25

  • Sponsorship pledge: £350

Sign up for the 2021 Great North Run


Got your own place?

If you have a ballot place in the 2021 Great North Run, you can still join Team RNIB and we'll support you all the way. There's no minimum fundraising target, we just ask you to fundraise as much as you can.

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Team support

Join Team RNIB and as well as smashing barriers around sight loss, you'll receive:

  • Expert fundraising advice and support all the way to race day

  • A pack full of fundraising top tips and resources

  • An RNIB running vest to wear with pride as well as cheering t-shirts for your family and friends

  • The loudest and most excitable cheer squad on race day

  • Post race refreshments and a well-deserved massage

  • Personalised support from the friendliest events team in the game

You'll take part alongside more than 57,000 runners on a 13.1 mile half marathon route through the streets of Newcastle, cheered on by thousands of supporters. You'll run over the iconic Tyne Bridge, winding through Gateshead to the finish line on the beautiful South Shields coast.

With live BBC coverage and some of the world’s top long-distance athletes participating, this is an unforgettable running event not to be missed.