Great North Run – Information for the big day

Simplyhealth Great North Run

IMPORTANT NOTICE! We’ve moved location in the Charity Village!

New Marquee Number

Due to a slight shuffle in the Charity Village, Team Tiny Lives (and a cuppa and snacks!) will now be at marquee 89 in the charity village, instead of number 112.

See the updated map here!

We’re really lucky and have been able to secure a larger space – which is also slightly closer to the finish line! We’ll have loads of space and your friends and family can meet you here to celebrate your half marathon, have a cup of tea while you regale your Great North Run experience… or plan how to carry you home.

We’d love to see as many runners as possible join us so we can say a huge thank you for your support, so please do help us by spreading the word of our new number!

Team Tiny Lives running vests

Tobin Bone

We love our orange vests and hearing stories of strangers in Team Tiny Lives giving each other support during the run… just through recognising the vests!

But it’s so important that you’re comfortable. If you need to swap your vest / tshirt for a different size, please get in touch with Louise or Jade before race day so we can get that sorted for you.

Do Tiny Lives have a cheer point?

Tiny Lives do not have an organised cheer point , however if you’d like to support Team Tiny Lives you can cheer from anywhere along the route! All you have to do is find a spot and look out for the signature orange vests. We know all the runners will appreciate the extra support!

I haven’t received my running number

All Runners Packs and numbers have now been sent out by the Great Run Company, if you haven’t received yours by the 17th August or have any questions please contact

If your pack hasn’t arrived or if you’ve changed your address since registration and haven’t told the Great Run Company you can collect a replacement on the weekend of the event:

Saturday 9th September – 10am – 5pm 
Barilla Great North Run Pasta Party – Gateshead/Newcastle Quayside

Sunday 10th September – open from 7.30am
Town Moor, Exhibition Park (near start line)

I need to defer my place

If you’re unable to take part in the run you can defer your place until 2018 by completing the Great Run Company’s Entry Deferment form here.

You will have to complete this form and get your running number / timing chip back to the Great Run Company by post before the event.

Your entrance fee is non-refundable, and if you would like to defer your place you will have to pay the entry fee for the 2018 event before you can access your token.