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A Family Holiday Charity runner is wearing a bright yellow branded vest as he runs along with a smile on his face, and arm outstretched in greeting to his supporters lining the route out of shot.




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Newcastle is famous for its many landmarks and warm hospitality.  Some 57,000 runners take part in the Great North Run and experience this hospitality for themselves firsthand. Cheering crowds, and televised coverage make this race one of the most popular in the UK. If you only run one half marathon, make it this one. 

If you have applied for a ballot place in this event and would like to fundraise for the Family Holiday Charity, please email our team.

Why run the Great North Run for the Family Holiday Charity?

The 13.1-mile race (a half marathon) starts in the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne, races (at your own pace!) over the iconic Tyne Bridge and heads towards South Shields.  Newcastle is very proud of its race, so the cheering, welcome and encouragement along the route make this quite a special experience.  

Family Holiday Charity #HolidayHeroes team offers a small but mighty team of 10.  Join the team who make holidays possible for families facing tough times. 

Holidays give families space and time together – to laugh and have fun – as well as rethink, rebuild and refresh.  Breaks open up a world of possibilities, bringing long lasting impact and bringing smiles all around.

  • Apply for a #HolidayHero place by completing this online form – we’ll be in touch to explain next steps. 
  • If you have applied for a ballot place in the event and would like to fundraise for Family Holiday Charity, please email us and we will welcome you into the #HolidayHero team!  

Please note that runners will need to pay a charity registration fee of £35.00 and we ask for a minimum fundraising pledge of £325 (without gift aid). We’ll help and encourage you to raise the funds which will help one family to feel the lasting impact of a holiday.