The Great North Run ·
Over 40,000 people travel to the North East to take part in the Great North Run – one of the world’s largest running events. Participants start the run from the iconic Tyne Bridge, and scramble 13.1 miles to the coastline of South Shields each September. Though it is a gruelling challenge, the Great North Run is definitely something that everyone should tick off their bucket list. Whether you are running it, or simply watching on, it is impossible to not feel a lump in your throat when you hear the roars and cheers of the crowds during the atmospheric run.