The Great North Run

Great North Run

Join Breast Cancer Support for the Morrisons Great North Run, the Great North Run is the world’s biggest half marathon. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 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.

Date: 11 September 2016
Location: Newcastle to South Shields
Registration Fee: £40
Minimum Sponsorship: £350
If you have your own place for the event and would like to join the Breast Cancer Support team, please get in touch:

Call 0300 80 80 900


You can also raise your Minimum £350 Sponsorship via our Justgiving Page: or donate the sponsorship amount through our Donation Page:

Once you’ve completed the 10k why not take on a new challenge and sign up for other events. Please click here.

Join our team at The Great North 10k to help beat cancer sooner.

Race day information

Unfortunately due to the huge number of events at this time of year, the Sports Team are not able to attend the The Great North 10k. But fear not, we will be here every step of the way to help you with your training and fundraising and are always at the end of the phone should you need us! Please do encourage your friends and family to come and cheer you on and we look forward to hearing how race day went. Please do share your stories with us via and 0300 8080 900.

Why should I run for Breast Cancer Support?

Help us make sure we’re there for everyone affected by breast cancer, Breast Cancer Support are a breast cancer charity in the UK helping people affected by breast cancer in poverty stricken countries.

In the UK more people are being diagnosed than ever before and every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. In poverty stricken countries due to lack of education and funds the mortality rate is extremely higher. Please help us to change that.

Breast Cancer Charity exists to educate and remind people in poverty stricken countries that checking yourself could save their life. We are the first breast cancer charity in the UK to create awareness, educate and provide treatment in poverty stricken countries, with the aim of saving as many lives as possible.

Breast Cancer Support are a very small breast cancer charity but our team work hard to make a difference to people who can’t even afford the transport to get to the hospital. Breast Cancer Support is mainly run by volunteers who want to make a difference to people in developing countries.

Why help in poverty stricken countries?

Too many women, and men, die of breast cancer due to late detection. The highest rates of deaths in developing countries is due to breast cancer and late detection.

What you’ll get?

Most charities provide a number of benefits for Running the Great North Run.

Breast Cancer Support will:

  • NOT post you an information package.
  • NOT post a vest with your name on.
  • NOT give you a Medal.

Breast Cancer Support will save costs and use the funds to help people with breast cancer in poverty stricken countries. We will only post you a standard Breast Cancer Support T-shirt, that can be worn at the Great North Run and other events. We will post your pictures on our Facebook page with a THANK YOU message and post pictures of the people your donation has helped.