Great North Run 2021

City Centre, Newcastle

Registration Fee £20 Sponsorship £375

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Take on the UK’s biggest half marathon

Join #TeamNSPCC on 12 September 2021 at the Great North Run - and help us be there for every child. The route takes you through Newcastle, over the iconic Tyne Bridge and on to the finish in picturesque coastal town of South Shields- all shown on the BBC!

Why take part?

  • Receive world class training tips and tailored support from our training partners.
  • Your own NSPCC running vest with iron on letters.
  • VIP treatment at our post-race marquee with food, drink. and sports massage.
  • Lots of whoops and cheers from our cheer point and cheer bus en route.
  • You’ll be doing something amazing for children.

A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. And it costs £4 to answer their call. By raising £375 you could pay for up to 93 children to get the help and support they need from our Childline counsellors*.

Own place

The Great North Run is organised by the Great Run Company

If you were lucky enough to secure a place in this event, we would love to welcome you to the team as an own place runner. Do something amazing and support the NSPCC.

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Charity place

Charity place registrations for 2021 are now closed

If you're interested in running with #TeamNSPCC in 2022, let us know and we'll be in touch when we have more information

Register your interest

"It was great to see the NSPCC cheer points, especially the green cheer bus - the cheering and support made me smile and helped me through till the end."
Great North runner, 2018

Personalised training from Full Potential

Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your running journey.

  • A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals
  • Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well
  • Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants
  • NSPCC Facebook and Strava groups to help you keep in touch with your team mates

Get started today with our dedicated running training zone.You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.

Two women and a man training

"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant

Fundraising ideas

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As the world is changing daily, so is the way people are fundraising and asking for sponsorship. We’re here to help you think of fundraising in a different and safe way during this time.

Did you know… Donations made via Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are paid to the NSPCC once a week. This means that we can put every donation to use immediately – so we can continue to be there for children.

Here is our handy guide to how you might get your fundraising started during lockdown (and have fun at the same time!)

  • Online pub quiz - £100
    You don’t need to be at your local to hold a quiz, get online and use a video conference platform to host one instead. Ask individuals to donate in return for taking part. 
  • Hold an online class - £100
    You may be a teacher, fancy yourself as a fitness guru or can teach a musical instrument. If not why not reach out to friends and family to host a class on your behalf.
  • Have a clear out - £150
    Having a big sort out is great during anytime of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.

You can also click here for our top tips on how to share your fundraising page during lockdown!


Email us on with any questions or for any further information. We're here to support 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.


Your donation could go towards Childline or it could help us fund services such as NSPCC's therapeutic services and Speak Out Stay Safe service. Donations are distributed based on need.