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2021 Great North Run

Taking place on Sunday 12th September, the Great North Run is one of the biggest sporting events to descend on the North East every year. The run is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, and whether you’re joining the thousands of other runners crossing the start line or cheering them along from the side, you’re bound to have a fantastic day out.

Kicking off in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, runners will tackle the 13.1 mile course all the way through Gateshead towards the picturesque South Shields coast. For more information, you can visit the Great North Run website and start planning your day.

Check out the 2019 highlights below to really get a feel for what the event is all about!

Book Your Accommodation


Don’t miss out on one of the world’s most famous half marathons and get booking your accommodation at Whitley Bay Holiday Park, perfectly situated with excellent transport links to both Newcastle and South Shields.

Choose from a range of cosy and comfortable caravans and lodges, just steps away from the beach. Whether you opt for a short break or a longer holiday, you’ll be kept entertained by our fantastic on park facilities and a multitude of local attractions nearby. Accommodation books up very quickly around the event, so we would recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

3 Night breaks

From 10th September 2021

£349

7 Night Holidays

From 10th September 2021

£309

Where and When

Sunday 12th September 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne - South Shields

What's On

Whether you’re joining the thousands of runners raising money for great causes, or simply spectating, you’ll find plenty to see and do - from celebrities and elite athletes to food stalls, music and the spectacular Red Arrows display.

Visit the Event Website