Around 57’000 runners are looking to take part in the 2018 Great North Run, including many top athletes, A&B list celebrities, thousands of charity runners and many team runners all competing in the world’s biggest and most famous half marathon.
The race route, starts in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne, before crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge into Gateshead, before ending a long 13.1 miles later on the beautiful National Trust acclaimed Leas, which forms part of the scenic South Shields coastline.
The temporary event village built at the finish line takes weeks in the making and fills up quickly on race day, with spectators from all over South Tyneside and beyond offering a warm Geordie welcome to all the race participants, their families and spectators alike.
The following slideshow show and photos of the building of the Great North Run finish line and charity village, along with photos of it in use on the actual day (2015 Great North Run).
If you have any photos which you would like to be added to the slideshow, from either the start of the race, throughout and naturally from the finish line, then please don’t hesitate to send them in.