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Run the world’s largest half marathon and help beat blood cancer.

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We've sold out of charity places for Great North Run 2024. However, you can join our reserve list by emailing your name, email address and postal address to [email protected].

If you've been lucky enough to secure a ballot place, you can join Team Blood Cancer UK at the Great North Run on Sunday 8th September 2024 and run to beat blood cancer. This iconic half marathon takes you from Newcastle City Centre, across the Tyne Bridge and finishes by the sea in the picturesque coastal town of South Shields - all shown on the BBC!

Celebrate your achievement with your fellow teammates at our post-race reception in the charity village and know that you've made a difference to all those affected by blood cancer.

Why run for Blood Cancer UK?

  • Get your free Blood Cancer UK running top
  • Download your 16-week training plan with lots of training tips, designed for all abilities
  • Give us a wave as you run past the Blood Cancer UK cheer bus! We'll be cheering loudly for you
  • Celebrate your achievement with a free massage and refreshments at the post-race reception once you cross the finish line
  • Hit your fundraising target easily with our top tips and fundraising ideas
  • You'll be funding life saving blood cancer research.

Here's what previous runners had to say:


I would encourage anyone to pick a challenge and do what they can to support Blood Cancer UK. Hopefully your friends and family will surprise you too!

– Charlotte, who took part in the Great North Run 2022, running for her Dad who was diagnosed with myeloma in November 2021. She raised £1,980!

Charlotte and her father stand against a wall in Blood Cancer UK running gear.


Knowing that you're running for a great cause is a huge motivator. You will be joining a team of incredible, inspiring people, who will offer encouragement all the way.

– David, Blood Cancer UK runner and Ambassador

A runner crosses the line at the Great North Run 2022, with their arms in the air to celebrate

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