Help us to stop bowel cancer

Simplyhealth Great North Run

Stand shoulder-to-shoulder with 56,000 runners in the world famous Great North Run. Starting in Newcastle the course will take you over the iconic Tyne Bridge before a coastal finish in South Shields. This year we are hoping to recruit our largest ever team in the Great North Run. Want to be part of something amazing?

Event details

  • Date: 10 September 2017
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Distance: 13.1 miles

The registration deadline for this year's Great North Run has now closed, but we're already looking ahead to 2018. If you want to register your interest in joining our 2018 team then email

Have your own place?

If you’ve secured your own place directly with the race organisers we would love to welcome you to our team. There is no set fundraising target; we just ask that you raise what you can to help us stop bowel cancer.

I have my own place

How we will support you

Our events team will be here to support you all the way, from your initial welcome pack through to cheering you along the course and celebrating with you at our post-race reception. We will send you a technical fibre running vest along with regular training and fundraising updates to make sure you have the best experience.  

Contact information

If you have any questions about the event or the application process, email or call 020 7940 1769.