great north run

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The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually in North East England each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.

Next year's event marks the 40th anniversary of the Great North Run, which will make it an extra special occasion, and will take place on Sunday 13th September 2020.

Raising money for charity is a big part of the Great North Run experience for many runners, so sign up to get a public ballot place and run for children with Crohn's and colitis or apply today for one of our charity places.

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge. From there runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by Bands on the Run.

The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where at the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.

From that point there is just over a mile to go and the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish line.

We need YOU to join us and fundraise to help us realise our vision of a childhood unlimited by IBD.

CICRA is a charity that receives no government grants and relies entirely on donations and fundraising to deliver our services and fund research.

Your support can make the difference for a young person living with Crohn's and colitis.