Royal British Legion runner during The Great North Run

Great North Run

Take on the world’s favourite half marathon for The Royal British Legion and help us power veterans recovery.

  • Newcastle and South Shields NE2 4AA
  • £30 registration fee with a minimum fundraising commitment of £350.
  • Running,


Starting at the centre of Newcastle with more than 57,000 other runners, you will run over the iconic Tyne Bridge before finishing in the coastal town of South Shields. The atmosphere is unrivalled with thousands of supporters and the Red Arrows cheering you on from the sky!

Join Team Legion now to experience a phenomenal half marathon and raise money for our Armed Forces community.

Guaranteed Charity Places

Sign up for one of our limited guaranteed charity places. The registration fee is £30 with a minimum fundraising target of £350.

Got your own ballot place?

If you have been lucky enough to get your own place and want to run for the Legion, sign up below.

Why run for us?

Whether you win a place in the ballot or choose one of our guaranteed charity places, your place on Team Legion will include:

  • a personalised technical running top
  • training plans to help you hit your target time
  • the loudest cheers on the day from our enthusiastic team
  • a massage and refreshments at our Post Race Reception; the perfect place to celebrate with your friends and family afterwards

Your fundraising helps to fund vital services for the Armed Forces community, such as The Battle Back Centre - the first port of call for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Take some time to read more about the centre and how it helps people recover from injury and illness.

Fancy a chat?

Do you have questions about the event? Give us a call or email us on 0333 011 4500 or email We would love to hear from you!