The Simplyhealth Great North Run 2018

Sunday 9 September 2018 Great North Run Running Events

Join #TheBrainyBunch for the UK's biggest half marathon in 2018!

We have now sold out of our charity places, however if you have secured your own place in the ballot then let us know by filling out the own place form below – we’d love for you to join our team!

The Great North Run 2018 is set to be even bigger and better than the last. Being the biggest half marathon in the UK, this event attracts over 57,000 people each year who run from central Newcastle all the way to the coast of South Shields.

Whether you are a half marathon first timer or a seasoned pro, join us at this incredible event!

"Taking part in The Great North Run has helped me feel that I was helping in some way to research this cruel disease, like nothing else has. I thank the charity for doing such good work and will continue to support [you]" - Julie New, Great North Run 2017

Event details

When: Sunday 9 September 2018

Where: Newcastle

Charity places: We have now sold out of charity places, but if you have a place in the ballot we'd love for you to run for us!

Sponsorship: If you choose to use your ballot place to run for us there is no minimum sponsorship, we just ask that you raise as much as you can! Set up a JustGiving page to kick start your fundraising.

How we'll support you

You'll receive support from the Challenges Team including email updates, a fundraising pack and #TheBrainyBunch running vest to wear for the event. You can also join our Facebook page to share hints and tips with your fellow runners!

The Brain Tumour Charity staff will be there to cheer you on and congratulate you on the day.

Get a place in this event

Enter the ballot

The ballot closes on 5 February, so sign up quickly for your chance to run in the UK’s biggest half marathon!

I have my own place

If you have a ballot place then let us know you’d like to run for us!

Volunteer at this event

We need a fantastic team of volunteers to help us on the day, sign up to volunteer with #TheBrainyBunch!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with the events team: or call 01252 237867