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2018 Simplyhealth Great North Run

Great North Run

There isn’t just one reason to run the Great North Run, there are 600,000! That's the number of people living with epilepsy in the UK right now. 

Run Details

When: 9 September 2018
Where: Newcastle and South Shields, United Kingdom
Distance: 13.1 Miles (Half Marathon)

Registration fee: £25
Minimum sponsorship pledge: £295

About the Great North Run

The Great North Run started in 1981 and is firmly established as the world’s most popular half-marathon. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and all the way to South Shields. 

"It is a wonderful experience being among over 50,000 runners. The support along the way is amazing, so encouraging, you just know it will get you over the finish line!" Ian and Helen

Have your own place?

If you have been successful in securing your own place in the 2018 Great North Run then we would be delighted to have you on our team! There is no set minimum sponsorship, we simply ask you to raise what you can. 

Join the team

Need a place?

Entries for the 2018 Great North Run have now closed. Good luck to all the Epilepsy Action Heroes taking part. If you are interested in taking part in 2019, register your interest below to receive an alert once entries open.

Register my interest

How we will support you

All our runners will receive:

  • A welcome pack full of fundraising tips to help you get started
  • A post-race reception with refreshments and sports massage
  • Free technical Epilepsy Action running vest
  • Fundraising support and encouragement from our dedicated team
  • Exclusive access to our Epilepsy Action Heroes Facebook group
  • Optional supporters' cheering packs

For further information

For further information on the Great North Run, please contact our events team on +44 (0)113 210 8824 or by emailing events@epilepsy.org.uk

Event Date: 
Sunday 13 September 2015

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