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Great North Run 2020

Sun 13th September 2020

Great North Run 2020

2020 is going to be a very special year as we celebrate the 40th Great North Run! The world’s biggest half marathon, Great North Run starts in the centre of Newcastle and finishing at the coast in South Shields.



Add yourself to the Team CALM waiting list here

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The 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross 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 by 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.



Covid-19 Update: 

The Great North Run is currently going ahead as planned and we can’t wait to see you that cross that finish line in September! Our Event Partner is taking all the necessary steps over coming weeks to reach a responsible decision and we will keep you updated.



Whilst you’re here… Join the Running Collective 

As we carry on planning the best on the day supporter experience in the biz, check out and join the CALM Running Collective. It’s a place for runners of every age, shape, and ability – we share training tips, encouragement, stories, failures and successes. It’s about a shared passion and mission, using exercise to look after yourself, and each other. 


Sun 13th September 2020
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