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Great North Run

Event details

  • Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Newcastle
  • 13.1 miles
  • Accessible

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About this event

Are you ready to take on the world's biggest half marathon? With nearly 60,000 runners and thousands of supporters on the side-lines, the Great North Run is certainly one to tick off the bucket list.

After the postponement of 2020, the 2021 Great North Run is set to be an incredible return for this half marathon, officially marking the 40th anniversary. 

Your Great North Run experience

Revised for 2021, the 13.1 mile route will now start and finish in Newcastle City Centre. And you'll cross the iconic Tyne Bridge not once, but twice! 

As you cross the finish line on the Great North Road, a half-marathon hero, you can then soak up the atmosphere and celebrate with family and friends in the new charity village on Town Moor. 


The Great North Run welcomes the use of wheelchairs, assisted or self-propelled. All wheelchair entrants are started at the back of their wave.

Free places for guides/support runners can be issued for visually impaired runners. Guides or support runners will also receive a finisher's medal, t-shirt and recovery bag when they cross the finish line.

Unbelievably fun! There's no other charity I'd run 13 miles for!

Team Scope runner Great North Run 2019

Team Scope perks

  • Free technical Scope running vest (made from recycled plastic) to help you look the part
  • Expert fundraising support from our Scope Events Team to make reaching the fundraising target easy and fun
  • Half marathon training guides to suit your level 
  • A celebratory welcome and refreshments at our post-race reception
  • A well deserved sports massage

The difference you can make

By signing up to the Great North Run with Scope, you'll be raising vital funds to help us end inequality for disabled people.

The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but for disabled people its exacerbated existing barriers and exposed many new issues, leaving more and more disabled people feeling isolated and forgotten.

£25 could cover the cost of providing advice from a trained professional on our online community.

£75 could go towards our parent support services, giving parents of disabled children practical, tailored advice on a range of topics.

£450 could cover the cost of 50 phone calls to the Scope Helpline, providing free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families.

I can honestly say that I don’t think I could have coped had it not been for the helpline. They have given me so much time and support through all my difficulties and battles.

Caller to the Scope helpline

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