Simplyhealth Great North Run


Sunday, 9 September 2018



The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world's biggest half marathon, with more than 57,000 runners pounding the streets of Newcastle.

Join our heart runners team for this iconic run and help fund our life saving research. 

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Join our team for the Simplyhealth Great North Run

When: Sunday, 9 September 2018

Where: Newcastle

BHF Charity Places have now closed

Charity entries into the 2018 Great North Run are now closed. If you would like to be added to our waiting list should a place become available, please email our team.

If you would still like to take on a Half Marathon for the BHF this autumn you can sign up for a charity place in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, 14 October 2018.

You can still use your own place to power life saving heart research, sign up as an own place runner below.

Support for you

Join our team and as well as the chance to help power life saving research, you’ll benefit from:

  • a red Heart Runners technical top (and the best cheers en route)
  • a fundraising pack to help you take your challenge to the finish line
  • fun tools and tips to help with your fundraising including regular emails to keep you motivated
  • bespoke training support from our world-class running coaches
  • post-race treats, refreshments and a place to rest
  • a friendly team here to support you all the way.

Already got a place?

If you already have a place and have paid your entry fee through the event organisers you can join our heart runners' team as an Own Place runner. There's no minimum fundraising target, just raise as much as you can.

Want to get started with your fundraising? Set up your online fundraising page now. 

By signing up as an Own Place runner you must have already received your place and paid your entry fee directly to the event organiser.

Sign up for The Simplyhealth Great North Run and help us continue making research discoveries and keep more families together.

Fundraising support

When you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome pack that has everything you need to know about fundraising, including lots of fun ideas and helpful tips. We recommend you break your target into manageable chunks and create a plan to help you reach your goals.

Our experienced team are also full of inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Create an online fundraising page

It’s the easiest way to get sponsored. Let everyone know why you’re taking part and update your page with photos and videos. Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.


Contact us

Find out more by getting in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0300 222 5719

Email: [email protected]

Please note: This event is organised by The Great Run Company. Find out more on the Simplyhealth Great North Run website.

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