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.

  • 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.

Got your own ballot place?

The ballot results are out. If you have been lucky enough to get your own place you can still run for Team Legion using the 'I have my own place' button.

Join our waiting list

Registration for our limited guaranteed charity places has now closed, but you can join our waiting list and we will be in touch if a place becomes available. The registration fee is just £30 with a minimum fundraising commitment of £350.

What's included?

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

  • training plans to help you hit your target time
  • a personalised technical running top
  • the loudest cheers on the day from our enthusiastic team
  • meet the team at our stand in the charity marquee.

Why run for us?

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!