Great North Run 2023

Register your interest

***Places are now filled, but please register your interest if you would like to be on our waiting list, as we will have the opportunity to purchase more entries at a later date.*** 

We are delighted to have secured 5 entry places in this year's Great North Run, taking place on Sunday, September 10th 2023. 

60,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the world’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere and the millions raised for good causes.

Up for the challenge?

Thousands of runners on Tyne bridgeMap of Great North Run 2023 course

Why take part?

Stretching over 13 miles, this iconic city to sea course starts in Newcastle and finishes in South Shields.

Complete with stunning views, charity buses, live music, BBC coverage and even the flying red arrows, this half marathon promises to be an absolutely unforgettable event!

The reward? Apart from the huge round of applause and deafening cheers as you cross the finish line, a shiny medal, exclusive finisher's T-shirt, goodie bag AND that overwhelming sense of achievement for accomplishing such an amazing physical challenge... you will be raising much needed funds for Open Arms and directly supporting vulnerable children in Malawi. 

The Great North Run will change your life!

“Whether you are a runner, jogger, walker or wish-I-could person, you need to experience the Great North Run - it will change your life. This is no ordinary half marathon. The Great North Run route is lined with amazing people from start to finish cheering you on, fellow runners next to you smiling, laughing, talking and emotional. The most special thing about the Great North Run is the charities who benefit from the smiling, laughing, talking and emotional people. Why else would you push yourself? Running for Open Arms Malawi in 2022 was the most heart warming thing I have done and I cannot wait to run again in 2023!” - Bev, GNR 2022 & 2023 participant and Open Arms fundraising hero!

Finished medal in hand


If you would like to find out more or are keen to secure one of our 4 remaining entries in exchange for your fabulous fundraising efforts, please register your interest using the button above or email 

One of our team will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions and get you all signed up.

We'll then send you a fundraising pack, your very own Open Arms Malawi vest and will support you all the way throughout your training and fundraising.

Go on - challenge yourself!

Running vest

Your donation will help children in Malawi grow up healthy with the love of a family


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