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Great North Run

Unfortunately the Great North Run 2020 has been cancelled.

The organisers have decided that in the current situation it isn’t possible to stage the event as planned.

It's disappointing news but we’re pleased that runners who have signed up to run for Team Legion in 2020 can be transferred to a re-scheduled date of 12 September 2021. Further updates will be sent to all our runners.

Starting at the centre of Newcastle with more than 57,000 other runners, you will run over the iconic Tyne Bridge before finishing in the coastal town of South Shields.

The atmosphere is unrivalled with thousands of supporters and the Red Arrows cheering you on from the sky!

Join Team Legion now to experience a phenomenal half marathon and raise money for our Armed Forces community, to help them lead safe, secure and fulfilling lives.

Why run for us?

Whether you win a place in the ballot or choose one of our guaranteed charity places, your place on Team Legion will include:

  • a personalised technical running top
  • training plans to help you hit your target time
  • the loudest cheers on the day from our enthusiastic team
  • a massage and refreshments at our Post Race Reception; the perfect place to celebrate with your friends and family afterwards
  • Facebook running group for tips and support  

Any questions? 

If you have any questions about the event, give us a call or email us on 0333 011 4500 or email

We would love to hear from you!

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