First run in 1981 The Great North Run is now the world’s biggest half marathon which has seen over one million people cross the finish line at South Shields. This year it is on Sunday 10 September, where thousands of runners will take on the 13.1 mile course from Newcastle upon Tyne past many supporters along the route from the iconic Tyne Bridge, out to the coast at South Shields.
The route takes runners through the city centre and over the Tyne Bridge, where the Red Arrows fly past overhead. From there runners travel through Gateshead and on to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road they get the first view of the sea from there it is just over a mile to the end, where the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish line.
For further useful information see www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
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