Great North Run

Sun 9th Sep 2018 | Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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The world famous BUPA Great North Run has firmly established itself as the UK's biggest run with 56,000 entrants. There is loads of music along the spectator lined course with some of the biggest names in long distance running taking part each year. The two highlights for many runners are red arrows at the start and finish and running across the iconic Tyne Bridge.

The Course

The race starts in Newcastle upon Tyne and takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne and over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead. From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained many bands on the run.

The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course. From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish gantry.