Distance: 13.1 Miles | Registration Fee: £50 | Fundraising Target: £300

The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world, with over 57,000 runners taking part in this famous 13.1 mile event. The event also welcomes the use of wheelchairs, assisted or self-propelled. The Great North Run is broadcast live by the BBC and is the premier event in the Great Run series.

The course allows spectators to support you every step of the way, taking you past Newcastle city centre landmarks such as the Tyne Bridge and the famous international athletics stadium.

Places sell out quickly for this event,  so secure yours by registering today. 

Why Child Bereavement UK?

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying. We provide training to professionals in health and social care, education, and the voluntary and corporate sectors, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

When you fundraise for us, you’ll receive:

  • a welcome email and fundraising pack from our events team
  • a charity branded running vest with iron-on letters
  • support from our dedicated fundraising and events team to help you to achieve your target
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • a loud and bright cheer team to help you reach the finish line
  • access to our Facebook group, where other fundraisers share training tips and fundraising advice

Be part of our team

If you would like to be part of our 2023 team, you can do so in the following ways:

Purchase a charity place

If you would like to take part in the 2023 Great North Run, you can register for one of our charity places. Sign up now for £50 and register to run for Child Bereavement UK - all we ask is that you raise a minimum of £300. 

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Already got your place?

Do you already have a place in the Great North Run 2023 and want to support Child Bereavement UK? There’s no minimum sponsorship -  all we ask is that you raise as much as you can with the support of our dedicated fundraising team.

Own Place Form


If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our fundraising team on [email protected] or give us a call on 01494 569049