Runners on a road race

Great North Run 2017

City Centre, Newcastle

Take on the Great North Run and change the lives of children across the UK

Abuse changes childhoods. But so can we. Join our Great North Run team in 2017 and help us fight for every childhood.

Now the UK’s biggest and most famous half marathon, the route takes you from Newcastle, over the iconic Tyne Bridge and on to the finish in picturesque coastal town of South Shields.

Every mile you run and every penny you raise will mean that when a child needs us, we’re there. Together we can rebuild children’s lives and prevent abuse from ruining anymore.

Already got a place?

If you've already got your place, we'd love to welcome you to our team.

There's no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can.

Join our team

Get a charity place

Join our team in the 2017 Great North Run with one of our guaranteed charity places.

Register now for just £20 and we ask that all our runners raise £375.

Apply for an NSPCC place

How we'll support you

We'll be there to help you every step of the way. If you run for us, you'll get:

  • your own personalised NSPCC running vest
  • a fundraising pack, regular emails and support hotline
  • support on the day from our cheers points along the route
  • training advice and support from our team of expert coaches
  • dedicated fundraising support from our friendly team
  • a Facebook page for you and your team mates 

Training plans and advice

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we've got a training plan for you.

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Fundraising support

We'll provide you with everything you need to smash your fundraising target.

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Get in touch

If you'd like more information about the race, please get in touch today:

How you'll make a difference

Abuse changes childhoods, but so can we. By taking part in a walk or trek for us, your donation will make sure that when a child needs a helping hand, we're there.

We help children across the UK to rebuild their lives and we're finding ways to prevent it runing anymore.

More about what we do

Other ways you can help

Brighton Marathon 2017

If you were unlucky in the London Marathon ballot why not sign-up to the Brighton Marathon April 2017? We still have spaces!

Sign up today

Donate now

Help us fight for every childhood by making a donation today. Your gift will help us be there, whenever a child needs us.


Find an event for you

From marathons to gala dinners, we've got a variety of different events you can do to raise money and help give children the childhood they deserve.

Search for an event

Volunteer at an event

Give your time and talents at one of our events.
Volunteer at an event

Do your own fundraising

There are lots of easy ways you can raise money to keep children safe from abuse and we're here to help you every step of the way.
Do your own fundraising