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.

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
  • a charity t-shirt to wear on the day
  • support to achieve your target from our dedicated team 
  • e-newsletters updating you with news from across the charity
  • access to our fundraiser's Facebook group
  • a loud and bright cheer team to help you reach the finish line

Be part of our team

If you’ve already secured a place in the challenge, we’d be delighted to support you as you fundraise for Child Bereavement UK.

Our team will support you with tips and ideas to help you meet your personal goal.

Support the charity with my own place


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 569048