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Join 60,000 others for the world's biggest half marathon!

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  • 8 Sep 2024
  • Newcastle upon Tyne (start)
  • £40 registration fee
  • £375 sponsorship commitment

Always wanted to take on the Great North Run? Now is your chance! Join our team in 2024 for this world-famous half marathon from Newcastle upon Tyne to the coast.

The 13.1 mile route takes you through the city centre and across the iconic Tyne Bridge and if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead!

Ready for your next challenge? Join Team Cats now and make a real difference to the cats and kittens that need our help.

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How much do I have to raise?

For this half marathon challenge there is a registration fee of £40 and we ask for a minimum sponsorship commitment of £375.

This amount could fund a month of running our Paws to Listen service, a phone line that takes calls from people who are struggling to cope with the loss of their cat.

Already got your own ballot place? 

Join our team of Cat Champions to get a Cats Protection running vest and then simply set up a fundraising page and raise whatever you can to help the cats and kittens.


I want a charity place!I've got my own place!

How we're helping cats in the north east

From our Tyneside Adoption Centre to volunteer-run branches across the region, our teams work tirelessly to help abandoned, unwanted and neglected cats in the north east.

You're able to nominate any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of the money you raise from your challenge, helping the cats and kittens in your chosen area.

How we will support you with your challenge

We'll be with you every step of the way from sign up to the finish line! When you join Team Cats, you’ll get a first-class experience including:

  • Dedicated support from our Events team, who will answer any questions and share their personal experiences of challenge events
  • A brilliant fundraising pack containing resources, information, tips and ideas, and sponsorship forms
  • Free branded running top to wear with pride at during training and on race day
  • Practical fundraising support
  • Access to our community of Cat Champions, where you’ll connect with other cat lovers, exchange ideas, tips, and advice
  • Motivation from a support crew of fellow cat lovers who believe in you and stand beside you as you hit your goals
  • Stories about the cats you’re helping


I've got a query - how can I get in touch?

If you have questions, please call our Events team on 01825 741 960 or email

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