Great North Run 2023

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Run to support the 10 million people with arthritis in the UK

When: 10th September 2023

Where: Newcastle

60,000 participants makes 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.

This iconic half marathon will take you from the centre of Newcastle, through Gateshead to the stunning coastline of South Shields.

I would like a charity place


Our charity place registration is NOW OPEN for 2023! If you don't want to wait until the public ballot is annouced to secure your place in the 2023 Great North Run, you can secure one of our charity places today!

Click the button below, complete the registration form and pay your £25 registration fee and the place is yours. You will have to raise a minimum sponsorship of £350 with this place and you have until October 2023 to hit it! 

If you have any queries or questions, please get in touch with the team at [email protected] for more details.

Run with a charity place

I have my own place

The public ballot for the 2023 Great North Run opens on Monday 9th January, and closes on Monday 20th February. If you would like us to remind you when the public ballot opens, please email [email protected] - we would love to have you as part of Team Versus Arthritis in 2023!

If you have your own place via the Great Run Membership and would like to raise money for Versus Arthritis, please let us know by emailing [email protected]

The support you'll get

  • A Versus Arthritis running vest
  • An official welcome pack full of helpful training and fundraising tips
  • Expert fundraising support and advice from our team
  • Dedicated training and fundraising support from our team before and after the race
  • Access to our closed Facebook group where you can talk to our community of supporters and benefit from their years of experience
  • An invitation to our charity marquee after the race
  • Cheer support on the route

Other Challenges

From walking, to running, to cycling - we have a wide range of challenges to suit all abilities.

See our full list of events

Contact us:


E: [email protected]

T: 0300 790 0405