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Great North Run 2024

Event information

Event date: Sunday 8th September 2024

Minimum pledge: £400

Registration fee: £40

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne to South Shields

The world’s biggest and best half marathon is back on Sunday 8th September 2024 and we’d love to have you on our team. This city to sea route begins in Newcastle city centre and finishes at the stunning South Shields coast. Famous for its warm North East welcome and unbeatable atmosphere, this run is one you don’t want to miss.

Join Team Beat at the start line and help change the lives of people affected by eating disorders. Our friendly team will be there to support you every step of the way.

How can I take part?

Our applications are now closed for our charity places. However, if you've purchased your own place in the Great North Run, we’d love for you to join Team Beat. There’s no minimum fundraising target; we simply ask that you raise as much as you can.

If you have personal experience of an eating disorder or current health issues, you should not take part in the Great North Run if doing so could put your health and wellbeing in jeopardy.

I have my own place

If you have been successful in the Great North Run ballot, we'd love for you to join Team Beat!

Why run for Beat?

Be part of a movement to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Your fundraising will support our Helpline services; anyone who is worried about themselves or a loved one can contact our Helpline, so that no one has to face an eating disorder alone. Want to find out more about how your fundraising makes a difference? Take a look at our recent Impacts & Achievements.

Support from our friendly team.

Whether you’re an experienced or first-time runner, Beat will be here to support you every step of your fundraising journey – from the moment you sign up to when you cross the finish line and beyond:


If you have any questions, get touch with our Sports Community Fundraising Officer at

Health and Wellbeing

Any half marathon is an extremely demanding physical challenge. We strongly suggest that you consult your doctor or clinician before taking part in this event, especially if you have a current or previous medical condition, including any experience of an eating disorder. Please also ensure you read and agree to our Fundraising Guidelines.