Great North Run

Places for the 2024 Great North Run are now full. Any updates on places becoming available will be shared on our social media platforms. Thank you!

  • Date: Sunday 8 September 2024
  • Location: From Newcastle centre to South Shields
  • Registration and sponsorship: Registration fee is £50 and minimum sponsorship is £385

Fancy calling yourself a half-marathon finisher? The Great North Run is a world-famous half-marathon and a staple in the running calendar for over 40 years. With over 60,000 runners taking part each year, it’s known for its incredible atmosphere, on-route entertainment and northern charm.

The 13.1 mile course stretches from Newcastle, over the River Tyne, past Gateshead Stadium, through South Tyneside and finishing on the stunning coast of South Shields.

Whether you’re a keen runner or want to take on a new challenge for 2024, completing the run is a huge achievement and each pound you raise from it will support the hospice.

We need to raise £3.5 million each year to continue our services, and it’s because of our incredible supporters who take on challenges like the Great North Run that we can achieve this total.

The 2024 Great North Run will take place on Sunday 8 September.

What’s included in the challenge?

Your registration fee and part of the sponsorship raised will cover:

  • Great North Run Finisher medal and T-shirt
  • An orange Barnsley Hospice shirt to wear during your run
  • Exclusive discounts for 12 months after your Great North Run
  • A Hospice Hero medal for completing the run
  • Support from our fantastic fundraising team to meet your sponsorship target

From signing up until the day of the run, our fundraiser Vicky is here to support you and offer any advice on the challenge or raising the needed sponsorship.


Hey, I’m Vicky and I’m here to help with any questions you have about the Great North Run. Having worked in the hospice’s fundraising team for over 15 years, I’ve supported lots of people throughout their fundraising challenges. If you’re unsure of anything to do with the run or need some advice on raising your sponsorship – get in touch!

Important Information

Please note that the Great North Run is a tough 13.1 mile race, making it the perfect challenge for those who have a good level of fitness. You must be prepared to undertake the necessary training beforehand.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition which could affect you during the challenge, please consider the difficulty and seek medical advice before registering. If you have any further questions about the challenge, please get in touch with our fundraising team before signing up. 

To take part in the Great North Run 2024, you must be aged 17 or over on Sunday 14 September 2024.

How can I get involved?

To complete the Great North Run in support of Barnsley Hospice, fill in the form below with your details. All runners will need to pay a £50 registration fee to secure their spot.

The deadline for signing up is 1 July 2024, however, this is one of our most popular challenge events and places fill up very fast. Because of this, we’d recommend registering as soon as possible to avoid missing out. This also maximises your time for training and raising sponsorship!

Please Note: Your confirmation email may go to your spam inbox.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I need to raise?

All runners must pay a £50 registration fee to secure their space. To cover the cost of your place also, participants need to raise a minimum of £385 sponsorship. If you’re able to raise even more than this, fantastic! You’ll have a huge impact on the work we do here at the hospice and be helping local people when they need it most.

Can I do it with friends or family?

Of course, it’s great to have support in challenges like these. If you are running as part of a team, you’ll each need to sign up and pay your registration fees separately. Due to the popularity of this event, we can’t guarantee that everyone on your team will get a space. Because of this, we’d recommend signing up as soon as possible as spots are limited.

How do I raise the sponsorship?

Raising the sponsorship is up to you, but remember our team is here to help you wherever they can. Our event lead Vicky has supported many of our previous Great North Runners and can provide advice on how to reach your sponsorship goal.

Do you provide transport to the race?

We do not provide transport to or from the race start/finish. All participants will need to make arrangements to the start line in Newcastle and from the finish line in South Shields.

What happens if I get injured and can’t run?

If you are unable to take part on race day, you will be given the option to defer your place to the following year. If you have any questions about this, please contact

If you have any questions about this year’s Great North Run or raising sponsorship, drop our fundraiser Vicky an email at

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