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Great North Run 2017

The Great North Run is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants a running challenge and is one of the UK's biggest half marathons.

Come join over 57,000 runners pounding the streets over a course totalling 13.1 miles. Starting in Newcastle the route travels across the iconic Tyne Bridge before finishing in the beautiful coastal town of South Shields. Don't miss out on an electrifying atmosphere!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Where: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Distance: Half marathon (13.1 miles)

We have now filled all our charity places, however if you already have your own place why not run for us?

All our Great North Run runners benefit from: 

  • An RSPCA branded running vest (ultracool material) and a t-shirt to train in
  • Iron on vest letters, so our cheerers can shout your name!
  • Cheering groups along the route, which your friends and family can join.
  • Running fundraising pack, which includes lots of ideas to maximise your sponsorship, sponsorship form, running guide, fundraising materials such as stickers, posters and collection boxes.
  • Goodies for your friends and family cheering you on.
  • Celebrate with us in the charity village, friends and family welcome.
  • Complimentary food and drinks for runners.
  • Facebook group to talk to other RSPCA runners before the race day and share your experiences.
  • Committed Events team on hand to help with your fundraising.
  • Free running training guide.

Do you have your own place in the Great North Run?

We welcome runners who have secured their own place. You'll receive all the same benefits, communication and support as our other charity runners and you can help us reach our team target.

Join Team Animal and be part of our lively and supportive team.

Volunteer to cheer

Be part of our energetic and supportive cheering team.

We need your help to cheer on our Team Animal runners as loud as you can to help them reach the finish line. In return for supporting our runners on the day we will provide you with a volunteer t-shirt and lots of cheer goodies. Volunteer to cheer at the Great North Run.

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