Runner at the great north run

Simplyhealth Great North Run

  • When Sunday 8 September 2019
  • Where Newcastle, England
  • Type Runs
Already have a place?

If you've already signed up for the Simplyhealth Great North Run and want to fundraise for us, fill in our online form and we'll support you all the way!

You’ll get to take in the sights of Newcastle, run across the iconic Tyne Bridge and finish on the coast in South Shields, in what is the world’s biggest half marathon.

Whether you’re looking to beat a personal best, or just cross the finish line, every stride you make will help fund life-saving research. And we’ll support you every step of the way.

Join Team Now

You’ll not only get your very own Breast Cancer Now technical running vest, but access to our online Training Zone, the complete support of our experienced Challenge Events team and a fundraising pack with everything you’ll need to raise money.

You’ll also get an invitation to join our exclusive running team Facebook group, so you can chat to your fellow runners.

And you won’t be on your own on the day either. We’ll be there to scream, shout and cheer you on during the run and provide cheer sticks for your friends and family too, so they can do the same.

Watch our Great North Run 2018 highlights

Read our blog

Read our supporter Katherine's experience of running the half marathon in our guest blog.

Want to know what it's like to take part in the Great North Run?

Volunteer on the day

You don't have to be a runner to get involved. Support our runners on the day at one of our cheer points — apply to be a volunteer today.

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Location, venue and travel

The starting venue

Newcastle, England

Tyne Bridge, Gateshead NE8 2BH, UK

Got any questions?

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.

Call our Challenge Events team on 0207 025 2483 or email You can also enquire about an event by completing our online form.