Great North Run
Sunday 10 September 2017
Join almost 60,000 other runners and secure your charity place in the world's biggest half marathon!The Great North Run, as the name suggests, is great in every sense. It’s an exhilarating challenge, completing the course is a great achievement.
It is, without exception, the world's greatest half marathon as you and almost 60,000 other runners line up in the centre of Newcastle and head out through Gateshead and South Tyneside before arriving, sufficiently pleased with yourself and, quite probably, exhausted, in South Shields.
Extra motivation and support will come in the form of the many ‘Bands on the Run’ spread along the course, as well as thousands of other runners and cheering crowds as you make your way to the finish line.
If you have your own place in the race we would love to have you on the MHA team! You will not have a minimum fundraising target, though we hope you aim to raise at least £100 to fund our vital work.
Join the MHA team now by clicking the Register button or for more information contact the Fundraising Team by emailing email@example.com or calling 01332 221641.
The Great North Run starts at Newcastle upon Tyne and finishes in South Shields
If you've secured your own place through the race organiser there is no minimum sponsorship, however we hope you will aim to raise at least £100 to fund our vital work.
Download your Best For Ages sponsorship form
If you have your own place in the Great North Run and would like to join the MHA team, please click the Register button to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 221641 to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
For more information, please visit the Simplyhealth Great North Run website.
On the day of the run, you will be required to go to the starting point located on the A167 no later than 9.30am in order to reach your starting zone in time. Details of your starting point including which zone you will be in, alongside your wave start time will be provided in your Great North Run Runners Pack.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!
We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.
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