About the challenge
Date: 9 September 2018
Event distance: 13.1 miles
Fundraising target: £400 (registration fee £25)
Join Team Panda at the biggest and best half marathon in the UK! You could be on the starting line with 57,000 amazing runners, including world-class elite athletics, enjoying the amazing atmosphere.
Starting in Newcastle, the course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge, goes through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. Live music, the Red Arrows flying over your head, on course refreshment and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way.
Starting on the Quayside in Newcastle, you'll run through the city centre towards the River Tyne crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge. If you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.
Next on the route is Gateshead where you'll be entertained by the many bands on the run. The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads you to South Shields and a view of the sea before you descent towards the crowd filled finishing line and that all important medal!
Our support to you
We're with you every step of the way towards event day with advice and information so you can just focus on your training and fundraising. We'll also provide:
- Our fundraising pack to help you achieve your target
- Runners pack including vest and Team Panda headband
- Team Panda Facebook Group to meet fellow runners and share tips
- Online training hub to help you prepare safely for your challenge