Image shows a runner in a blue Retina UK running vest with her guide runner to the right. Crowds line the road as they run by.

Great North Run 2024

  • Date and Time info: 8/09/2024
  • Registration fee: £25
  • Fundraising target: £1000
  • Face-to-face

The Great North Run is famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment and warm Geordie welcome! With 60,000 runners taking on the 13.1 mile route it’s the largest half marathon in the world! After a Newcastle city centre start, you’ll cross the iconic Tyne Bridge before heading onto South Tyneside and a finish near the coast at South Shields.

Run with #TeamRetinaUK to help provide information and support so people can lead better lives today and fund medical research for treatments for the future.

Guide runners

Any participant who needs a guide can request a free place for their support runner from the event organisers. The event organisers will need to know the reason that support is required and may ask for written documentation from a medical professional to confirm this. Your guide will receive a finisher’s medal and t-shirt (as well as a Retina UK running vest). If you have any questions about this, please do get in touch with our team.

Support for you

As a part of #TeamRetinaUK you’ll get:

  • Help and guidance from a dedicated member of our Fundraising team
  • A Retina UK running vest
  • Invitation to join our Strava running club where you can chat with other Retina UK runners, sharing tips and advice
  • Access to a range of materials to help with your fundraising – including sponsor forms, collection tins, pin badges and more
  • A shiny Great North Run medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
“The Great North Run was fantastic – I really enjoyed it! There was so much support from the spectators and the cheering crowds kept me going. Crossing the Tyne Bridge was good but seeing ‘Elvis’ on the route was even better! I got the time I wanted too which was a bonus!”
Jo, who ran the 2022 Great North Run

Charity places

Our 2024 places have been filled. If you have your own place and would like to run for #TeamRetinaUK, please get in touch.

Run the Great North 10K instead