Great North Run

Date: Sunday 8 September 2024 
Location: Newcastle

Battersea cheer squad at the great north run

The Great North Run is the world’s biggest and best half marathon, join 60,000 runners taking on the route from Newcastle to South Shields in 2024. 

It’s famous for its inclusive atmosphere, unbeatable on-route entertainment, and warm Geordie welcome, not to mention the millions raised each year for worthy causes. From the rush of the Red Arrows flying overhead to the oggy-oggy-oggy chants, Great North Run magic can be hard to understand – until you’ve experienced it for yourself.



By taking part in the Great North Run, you'll be helping lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats find the loving, new homes they need.


We have a number of guaranteed places, so register today to run on behalf of Battersea. The non-refundable registration fee is £30 and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £350.

I have my own place

If you have already secured your place for the Great North Run, we would love for you to run on behalf of Battersea.

Why run for Battersea?

As a Battersea runner you will receive:

  • A Team Battersea running vest and Battersea shoelaces.
  • Fundraising materials (if required) including collection box, balloons, banners.
  • A fundraising guide with plenty of ideas to help you hit your target, and support from start to finish from our friendly fundraising team.
  • Training guides with our top tips and advice.
  • Access to our Team Battersea Facebook group where you can meet other Battersea supporters taking on challenges and ask questions about training and fundraising.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact our Events team on 020 7627 7893 or email