Get Involved Fundraising Events Running Events Great North Run Great North Run Join Team BASIC at this year's Great North Run and be our angel of the North. Starting in Newcastle Upon Tyne the 13.1-mile run takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne and across the iconic Tyne Bridge. From there runners will travel through Gateshead and onto South Shields where they will be greeted by the North Sea. From that point, there is just over a mile to go until you cross the finish line. The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world and you can be part of this amazing day and run alongside top athletes, like Mo Farah and celebrity runners. Run for BASIC in 2019. Got your own place? If you're lucky enough to have a ballot place from the event organisers then we'd for you to join Team BASIC and run for us. Why Join Team BASIC at this year's Great North Run? We'll be with you every step of the way. Join us and you'll receive a: Digital fundraising pack full of tips, advice and fundraising materials A running vest Unlimited support from our dedicated sport and challenge events team. Click here to download our training programme More information For more information about the 2019 Great North Run please visit the Great Run Website. Booking for this event has now closed.