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One million stories. One night.

ARE YOU 1 IN A #GNRMillion?

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SHARE YOUR STORY

We'd love to hear your stories about the Bupa Great North Run and your part in the Great North Run Million. 

Have you taken part before? Or perhaps someone you know is one of those finishers? Have you hopes to be the millionth? Have you cheered on friends or family? Did you raise money for someone or something special?

Click here to leave your story and don't forget to share with your friends and family!

  

 

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OPENING CEREMONY

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GREAT NORTH RUN MILLION OPENING CEREMONY

On Thursday 4 September, the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside and the River Tyne will be transformed into a huge outdoor arena, marking the start of the official countdown to the millionth finish on Sunday 7 September in South Shields. 

With performances by Sting, Mark Knopfler, Chase & Status, The Unthanks, Lords of Lightning and a special appearance by Ant & Dec, this spectacular event tells the inspirational story of the North East, from the dawn of time through to the millionth finish... For more info, click here.

Click here to buy your tickets or buy them from the outlets below, subject to availability:
The Journal Offices, Newcastle upon Tyne 
Newcastle Tourist Information Centre
Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays

For details on travel, parking and other FAQs, please click here.

Devised by Bradley Hemmings, written by David Almond, narrated by Jill Halfpenny and Tim Healy, the Opening Ceremony will be introduced by Ant and Dec and will features live performances by Sting, Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler, drum'n'bass superstars Chase & Status, Mercury Prize nominees The Unthanks, and electrifying showstoppers Lords of Lightning 

With a cast of hundreds of performers, a giant floating sculpture, fireworks, pyrotechnics and video mapping onto the Sage Gateshead, this is a spectacular story of energy, endeavour and inspiration.

Find out more here...



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