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Great North Run on the BBC

The Great North Run in Newcastle

You can watch the Great North Run live on the BBC on Sunday 30 September.

The race between Newcastle and South Shields is the world's most popular half marathon road running event with over 47,000 runners of all abilities raising millions for charity.

The event is so popular that every postcode in England is represented on the start line.

In the elite races, Paula Radcliffe makes her return to competitive action after a 21-month absence and in the men's event World half marathon record holder Sammy Wanjiru will be the man to beat.

A host of celebrities are also taking part for charity including, Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, England manager Steve McClaren, Countdown star Carol Vorderman and model Nell McAndrew.

Commentary on the event on the BBC will come from athletic luminaries, Steve Cram and Brendan Foster.

If you cannot get to a TV you can watch the race live on this website (UK users only).

On Saturday there is also coverage of the Great North Miles on BBC One.


Great North Miles

Saturday 29 September

BBC One, 1300-1350

Great North Run

Sunday 30 September

BBC One, 0930-1330
BBC Two, highlights, 1805-1850

All times are BST and are subject to change.



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