Great North Run Why not take part in this year's iconic Great North Run, celebrating what makes the North East great? thousands of supporters are sure to be lining the course, and hundreds of cheerful volunteers helping you along the way. So make sure you sign up for the epic 13.1 mile journey from Newcastle's city centre to the coast in South Shields; all live on the BBC! And what's even more worthwhile, you will be helping over 290 local families. Places are just £56 registration fee plus a minimum of £200 sponsorship. We can't wait for the Great North Run to start in...135 days 14 hours 55 mins 5 secs Sorry, this event is now sold out.