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Great North Run 2024

There’s a reason why the Great North Run is arguably the World’s biggest half marathon - it’s warm North East welcome and unbeatable atmosphere make it an event like no other. Join 57,000 fellow runners and fundraisers to take on this amazing challenge, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge and finishing at the coast of South Shields.

We only have limited charity places available, so join the team today!

Own Place

If you have your own place in the event, you can still join the team and receive the same support as our charity place runners! There’s no registration fee or fundraising target, just do the best you can and help make a difference to the lives of the veterans we support.

I have my own place

Event information

When: 8 September 2024

Where: Newcastle, UK

Distance: 13.1 miles

Registration fee: £30

Charity Place Minimum Sponsorship: £375

Charity Place - SOLD OUT 

I have my Own Place

Our support to you

You’re important to us and we aim to make your run very special. Whether its your first event or you’re a seasoned pro when you join Team Combat Stress, we are ready to support you every step of the way. We will provide you with:

  • A digital fundraising pack full of ideas
  • A wealth of fundraising resources including training plans
  • Support from a dedicated challenges fundraising team
  • Team e-newsletters with fundraising advice
  • Cheering materials available for family and friends
  • Access to an online Strava and Facebook Combat Stress forum


Will I recieve a Combat Stress running top?

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Our charity place runners will recieve a Combat Stress running top when they have reached £150 of their fundraising target. 

Own place runners will be sent a running top when they raise £75.

If you have not yet recieved yours then please contact 

When will I recieve my running number & race pack?

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All runners will receive their race pack, including their running number, by 18th August.

Overseas participants will have to collect their packs from the information point. 

Can I run in the same wave as my friend?

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Waves are allocated due to the predicted finishing time that you provided. 

If you want to run with a friend but have been issued different coloured run numbers, please follow the simple rule - runners can move further away from the start line but cannot move to a zone closer to the start line. There is no need to change the colour of your run number to move to a zone further away from the start.

Do I need to register on the day?

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No, your event number has a timing chip in it meaning that you do not need to register. 

Can I listen to music whilst I run?

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Yes, but event organisers ask that your music is kept on a low volume so that oyu are aware f things happenign around you and so that you can hear any instructions marshals may give. 

Where can I meet my family and friends?

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Please arrange to meet family and friends at the meeting point near Gypsies Green Stadium (on the right-hand side as you walk from the finish line). Look for the A-Z banners and stand by the letter that corresponds to the first letter of your surname.

Will my friends and family be able to track me?

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Yes, the Great Run app is a free app which allows live tracking on the event day.

You simply need to download the app, claim your profile and then share this with anyone you would like to see.

Please note that runner information is uploaded right up to the event date, so please do not worry if you are not showing as a participant and check again on event day.

Is there somewhere to leave my bag on the day?

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Baggage buses for all waves will be located on Claremont Road. There will be 38 double decker buses all number and coloured according to your wave colour. Please fill in your baggage label (tear off from your run number) and secure it to your bag in advance. You'll need your run number to drop off and retrieve your bag. Please only use a coloured bus that matches your wave colour - and remember the number of the bus. All buses will be clearly signed according to colour and number.

Event day resources

Make sure your ready to race with all this information

Fundraising Guide

Fundraising Guide

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Race with me

Race with me

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Pre-Race Checklist

Pre-Race Checklist

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