It starts in Newcastle and ends on the east coasts at South Shields ( where I was born)
This year it is taking place on the 15th of September and I will be taking part to celebrate my 50th birthday and I am raising fund for the Starlight, Brittle bone society and Diabetes UK.
I have opened an just giving page and would be grateful of any sponsorship support for these charities who do such good work. Anyone who knows me will recognise the help and support my family have received from Starlight and the BBS.
When the Great north run was just a local race back in the 70s my grandparents would put a table on the roadside filled with glasses of water etc so the runners could get refreshments, so I also run this race in their memory.
I will in time update this page with links to all three charities as below: