Great North Run 2024

Register your interest

We are delighted to be able to offer a limited number of sponsored entries in next year's Great North Run, taking place on Sunday 8th September 2024! 

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. 

One of the best days of your life!

“When walking to the start pen of the GNR you immediately get such a rush of excitement and enthusiasm that you forget you have to run 13 miles to the end. Once you pass the start line, this excitement just grows and the energy you feel from the lovely people of Newcastle is something you want to bottle and take home. From start to finish you will love every moment, again forgetting the miles you are running. You're doing all this remembering that each step is for Open Arms Malawi, for those babies, children and carers who give so much!! One of the best days of your life!” - Bev, GNR 2022 & 2023 finisher and Open Arms fundraising hero!


If you are keen to secure your 2024 place in exchange for your fabulous fundraising efforts, please fill in the form below and return to us as soon as possible. 

Gnr Application Form 2024

A member of our team will then confirm your place, send you a digital fundraising pack plus your very own Open Arms Malawi running vest and will support you all the way throughout your training and fundraising!

If you would like to find out more, please register your interest using the button above or email our friendly team on with any questions. 

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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