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Great North Run 2018 - The biggest and most iconic half marathon in the UK.

The first Great North Run took place in 1981 and attracted 12,000 runners. In 2016, 57,000 people entered to get a much-coveted place, and now this amazing challenge is the UK's biggest and arguably best  half-marathon.

Whether you’re new to this type of challenge or an experienced racer, the Great North Run is a fantastic running experience to have under your belt!

By joining #TeamBarnardos in this year’s Great North Run, not only will you enjoy an unforgettable challenge, you’ll also be helping us transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children across the UK… Now that’s 13.1 miles worth training for!

Why join #TeamBarnardos?

  • Constant inspiration and advice from Katie – your very own, very determined personal support team
  • Your personalised Barnardo’s running vest – scientifically proven to make people cheer very loudly at you*.
  • The greenest, loudest cheer station on the big day to help you cross that finish line
  • Your VIP post-race gathering, for your team to give you a special thank you for all your hard work

Want to take part? We’d love to welcome you to #TeamBarnardos for the Great North Run 2017!

*Just ask anyone who’s worn one of our vests before.