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Great North Run

  • Date: 11 September 2016
  • Distance: 13.1m
  • Location: North East England

The Great North Run is one of the world's biggest half marathons.

Starting in Newcastle, the Great North Run course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge, passes the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. With the famous Red Arrows display flying overhead, live music and thousands of cheering supporters, the atmosphere will keep you motivated every step of the way.

Ways to join the Oxfam team...

Charity places

Unfortunately the registration deadline for a Great North Run charity place has now passed. However, if you already have your own place you can still sign up to run for Oxfam.

Already got a place?

If you have been successful in securing your own place in the Great North Run, you can still join Team Oxfam and use your place to end poverty, faster.

Join the team

Five reasons to run with Oxfam

1A running pack full of fundraising advice and an Oxfam running vest or t-shirt.

2Professional training plans for all levels and abilities.

3A fantastic race day experience.

4Regular support from the Running Team on all race day preparations.

5An enormous sense of achievement by showing poverty the finish line!

Volunteer with us

Volunteer at the Great North Run

Race day offers an amazing experience, not only for the runners but also the supporters. Join us at the Great North Run to show the runners how important they are to us, meet some great friends and cheer your heart out for all the participants (especially the Oxfam ones!).

Volunteer at the Great North Run 


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