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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Great North Run


12th September 2021



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Join Team CF at the UK's favourite half marathon!

All participants of the cancelled 2020 event with a ballot place or a charity place will be transferred to the 2021 race on 12th September. 

To mark the occasion the organisers have organised the Great North Run Re-imagined! The challenge is to complete 40 runs from now until 13th September (a run for each year of the Great North Run). Run at any pace and any distance that suits you. Every runner who completes a minimum of 40 runs will receive a special edition Great North Run Solo Challenge medal.

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Apply for a charity place

Join Team CF with a £400 recommended fundraising target.

Got a place?

You can still use your place to run for Team CF! Just let us know and we'll send you everything you need.

Route details:

  • Staggered start times from 10:40am
  • A linear 13.1mile route 

Starting in Newcastle and finishing in the lovely coastal town of South Shields, you will take in the sights of Tyne Bridge with the Red Arrows roaring overhead and supporters lining the route, cheering you on. With 50,000 runners, the atmosphere is truly electric.

2020 marks the 40th year of this iconic race - be a part of this great occasion by signing up today to guarantee your place.

What support will I get?

  • Your very own Team CF running top to wear with pride - we may feature your photo on social media so you'll need to look the business!
  • Fundraising pack full of ideas to help you make the most of your big challenge.
  • Access to our exclusive online interactive training zone to get you in top shape for the big day.
  • Race-day hospitality with free massages, refreshments and more!
  • Cheerpoints along the route to fire you up along your way

I want to join a cheer crew!

Cheer Crew Map

Are friends and family coming to support you on the day? Let us know and we'll send them a cheer pack so they stand out from the crowd!

Order a Cheer Pack

Why run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.

We all had an amazing time up the North East and it was great to run in the GNR for a charity which is very close to my heart . Everyone had a blast and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for your hospitality at the end, we all thoroughly enjoyed the massages!

Chris Lewis, Participant 2018.

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