Great North Run
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Newcastle Great North Run

Join in the biggest half marathon in the world with over 57,000 runners taking on the 13.1-mile course across Newcastle and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Great North Run in 2021!

The route starts in Gateshead and passes lots of Newcastle’s landmarks including the spectacular Tyne Bridge, ending along the lovely seafront at South Shields. A hugely popular event on the running calendar; celebrities and professional runners including Mo Farah have been known to join in, trying to get a new PB!

  • Date: Sunday 13th September Sunday 12th September 2021
  • Where: Newcastle
  • Registration Fee: £49
  • Fundraising Target: £300

By taking on a challenge event for Candlelighters, you’ll be joining #TeamCandlelighters and making a difference to children and families. As part of #TeamCandlelighters, you will receive a fundraising pack and support from our fundraising team, a technical running t-shirt, and access to our #TeamCandlelighters Facebook group where members can share tips, ask questions and get support. Once you’ve bought a place, don’t forget to request to join the #TeamCandlelighters Facebook group, here.

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Did you know?

Our virtual range allows you to see what your money could buy. Candlelighters spends money on many items that help to provide vital support to families fighting children’s cancer. Your purchase from our virtual range will help us to provide these items and more.

With each virtual gift purchase you will receive a certificate and a letter explaining your money could buy. You can keep this for yourself or buy it as a gift and give it to a loved one.

Cottage Artwork "Hope" - Balloon - £25

Sponsorship of a smaller balloon in the art work “Hope” installed in the Candlelighters Cottage garden.


Cottage Artwork "Hope" - Balloon - £50

Sponsorship of a large balloon in the art work “Hope” installed in the Candlelighters Cottage garden.


Cottage Artwork "Hope" - Figures - £300

Sponsorship of a figure on the art work “Hope” installed in the Candlelighters Cottage garden.

Where you can get merchandise, sign up for events and support our work by purchasing a virtual gift or make a donation. Every penny of the profit will go towards the work we do supporting families across Yorkshire. © Karen Turner Photography, header image.