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Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony

5 September 2014
We have been busy supplying the remaining cabins, shipping containers and portable toilets to this year's Great North Run but managed to take some time out to enjoy the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony on Thursday 4th September, one of the biggest events in the North East's calendar this year!
 
Thousands of people gathered on the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside to mark the occasion and start the countdown to the millionth finisher, when the Great North Run will become the first running event in the world to achieve this feat. Introduced by Ant and Dec, highlights included music from local artists Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Nail and Sting and a heritage story of the North East narrated by Tim Healy and Jill Halfpenny. The atmosphere was electric as an amazing sound and light show was topped off with an incredible fireworks display. 
 
We can't wait for the race to start and the moment when that millionth finisher crosses the line! We'll be there will 100s of portable toilets and cabins doing our bit to support the participants, supporters and organisers!