Join #TeamStroke at one of the most electric, atmospheric half marathons in the world!  Whether this is your first half marathon, or you're a seasoned pro, put on your trainers for the Stroke Association and help make a difference to people's lives.

Event Information

Starting in Newcastle, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge and ending at South Shields coast, this fantastic 13.1-mile route will be filled with musical entertainment, charity cheer buses and thousands of spectators all rooting for you. It's not one to miss.

Securing your place

Charity place

Our Charity Places cost £30 and come with a £375 minimum sponsorship target (not including Gift Aid), and our fundraising team is on hand to support you throughout your fundraising.

Own place

If you were successful in securing your own place in the Great North Run ballot and would like to use it to fundraise for us, please select 'Own Place' below when signing up to join #TeamStroke. There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising target, but you'll still get the same wonderful support as our charity place runners and anything you do raise will go to rebuilding lives after stroke.

Why join #TeamStroke?

Everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. Taking part in the Great North Run means you are part of the team helping us to continue the work that we do, such as funding stroke support services and researching better treatments, care and rehabilitation.

Along the way, we will support you with training tips and fundraising advice, one-to-one support and we’ll also be there on the day, ready and waiting to exclaim your name as you run past our double decker cheerbus!  We'll also be waiting for you in the post-race Charity Village, with plenty of drinks and snacks, as well as our team of volunteer masseurs to help you celebrate your incredible achievement.            

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this event or would like more information, please contact our fundraising team on 0300 330 0740 or

Book a place