The Morpeth To Newcastle road race captured the imagination of runners for a century. And now it's back - bigger and better. M2N will host 4 events in one: staying true to its heritage there will be 3 races for runners of all ages and abilities, and for the very first time, cyclists can join in the fun, with a unique 26 mile ride on closed roads. We anticipate thousands of runners and riders will sign up to what promises to be a very special addition to the North East sporting calendar. Full road closures across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle make M2N a tantalising prospect...
Newcastle Half Marathon Events
The World's biggest and most iconic half marathon. Be part of this amazing day and run alongside top athletes and celebrity runners. This spectator-lined course covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto a picturesque coastal finish in South Shields.
Broadcast live on the BBC, the Simplyhealth Great North Run, on Sunday 8 September 2019, sees thousands of runners take on the half marathon challenge every year. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile course is lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the stunning coastline in South Shields. Since 1981 the world's greatest half marathon has welcomed over one million people across the finish line in South Shields and we're looking forward to cheering on the next million.
This popular race returns in 2018 to the Mid-March schedule ideal for those looking to prepare for London or other spring marathons.
NOTE ALL CAR PARKING WILL BE AT KIRKLEY HALL AGAIN IN 2018
Race entry for 2018 will include a commemorative race T-shirt and a finishers medal!!!
Date Sunday 18th March 2018
Race Address Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 0AQ
Start Time 09:30hrs
The Coquet Half Marathon is a picturesque course on the roads up and down the Coquet Valley, starting and finishing in Rothbury. Chip timing will be used on this accurately measured route at the heart of Northumberland. All finishers will recieve a medal and an optional race tshirt is available at extra cost.
It's back! Hamstery Forest Marathon returns with a new route, plus half marathon and relay options.
A 4 lap (marathon) or 2 lap (half) beautiful route run entirely on forestry Commission land in Hamsterley Forest. Quite hilly but suitable for road shoes. A beautiful Forestry Commission site in South Durham. Garmin measured course. A slightly different course from previous years, but still with the same big hill!.
Good quality trail surface throughout, with most of the lap being on trails that are wide enough and even enough to drive a car on.
We are looking forward to welcoming back many of you who have taken part over the past seven years to join in the celebrations, along with newcomers looking for a new challenge.
With spectacular coastal views and a brilliant atmosphere, although we cannot guarantee the weather, we can guarantee a superbly organised event with plenty of support on the route and an army of enthusiastic volunteers to make it a great day for all taking part. All participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody bag. There is also limited parking, baggage services and plenty of fun activities for those not taking part.
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