The Great North Run is the greatest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022

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. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.

Looking for a Charity race entry place?

We have a handful of guaranteed race entry places available for the Great North Run 2022.

To register for a guaranteed place, please click here. The registration fee is £35 with an additional guaranteed minimum fundraiser of £350.00 (excluding gift aid).

On securing a Charity place, you will receive the link to our Fundraising Guide and support from The Fire Fighters Charity fundraising team.

Already Got a Place?

If you are successful in securing your own Great North Run place in the public ballot, we would love you to join The Fire Fighters Charity Team to raise money on our behalf. By fundraising for us, you will receive support from The Fire Fighters Charity fundraising team. All you need to do is contact us at and let us know you want to join our team.

Fundraising Tips

Stuck for ideas on how to fundraise? Firstly, it’s wise to break your fundraising target down into manageable chunks. Plan local events such as pub quizzes, car boot sales or company cake days and be sure to create your own personal web page on JustGiving.  Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can also generate awareness.