Great North Run You could be on the BBC! Run for Family Fund and help disabled and seriously ill children and young people across the UK. The Great North Run starts in Newcastle upon Tyne, with the 13.1 mile route taking runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne, crossing the Tyne Bridge, where you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows overhead. Then past the bands on the run, thousands of supporters to South Shields and the view of the sea towards the final straight and the finish line. Many people have received their balloted places but Family Fund still has some spots available. Interested? Email our fundraising team to get your place today. No registration fee, no minimum sponsorship pledge, just raise as much as you can to help disabled children. If you’ve already secured your own place, you can still join Team Family Fund. drop us a line. After you’ve joined Team Family Fund, we’ll send you a fundraising and marathon training pack as well as one of our running tops. Booking for this event has now closed.