Great North Run

Great North Run

Join Team Starfish in the UK’s favourite half marathon!

Broadcast live on the BBC, the Great North Run is one of the world’s biggest and most iconic half marathons. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile course winds its way over the famous Tyne Bridge and towards the coast of South Shields. The route is lined with supporters, making for a fantastic atmosphere. Over 57,000 runners take on this challenge every year and you could be one of them!

How do I sign up?

If you would like to take part in the 2021 Great North Run, please complete this short online form.

Alternatively, if you have a ballot place in this event and would like to fundraise for the Family Holiday Association, please email

Why run the Great North Run for the Family Holiday Association?

As a Family Holiday Association runner, you will receive support from us throughout the lead up to the event, as well as the following benefits:

  • GNR20 reg fees table 500x180pxa place in one of the world’s most iconic half marathons
  • a personalised charity running vest or tech top to wear on the day
  • free charity t-shirts for you and your supporters
  • fundraising tips and ideas, and promotional materials such as balloons and stickers
  • training and nutritional advice

You will be raising money to help struggling families benefit from a much-needed break. For many, it will be the first time they have ever spent time away from home, seen the sea or played in the sand.

And when you take part in an endurance event such as the Great North Run, you automatically become part of a special team – Team Starfish. You’ll receive monthly newsletters, access to the Team Starfish website and invited to join our exclusive Team Starfish Facebook group, where you can share experiences and swap tips!