Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne on the 8th September 2020, 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, where if you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

From there, runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by many 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.

Great North Run charity places & own place participants

Our charity places for the Great North Run are now full! If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please fill out the application form.

If you have your own place for this event, you can secure your place on #TeamPCRC!  There is no fundraising requirement we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support us funding research towards a life without Prostate Cancer

Why run for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre?

At PCRC, we focus on researching advanced prostate cancer. This is because prostate cancer is treatable when it is confined to the prostate, but once it spreads to other parts of the body, it becomes incurable and dangerous. We urgently need better treatments for men with this life-threatening disease, and we can only do that by funding excellent, ground-breaking research.  Every pound that you raise will help us to achieve our vision of a better future for men with prostate cancer. You can help us use science to turn hope into reality.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Great North Run?

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 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster.

When does the Great North Run take place?

Sunday 13th September 2020

What do I receive for completing the Great North Run?

You receive a medal, t-shirt, goodie filled finishers pack and a timing chip to allow for accurate results. You will also receive a thank you letter for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre as well as a warm heart feeling for supporting us.

When do the applications for the Great North Run open?

Applications for the ballot open in January 2020 ready for you to register for the run, you can sign up to a reminder service here so that you don’t miss out on your place. If you receive your own place, you can still run for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Where does the money raised go?

All the money raised will go back into funding research and allowing scientists to test out methods and ideas in order to come up with better treatments for life-threatening Prostate Cancer

How can I contact the Prostate Cancer Research Centre?

Telephone 0203 735 5444


Address Prostate Cancer Research Centre, 23-26 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES

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