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Simplyheath Great North Run

Join Team Red Cross in the 2018 Simplyheath Great North Run.

Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes you through the city centre towards the River Tyne where, along with thousands of people, you’ll cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge and if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.

From there you’ll pass through Gateshead whilst being entertained many bands on the route and when you reach the top of Prince Edward Road in South Shields you’ll be welcomed by the view of the sea with only a mile to go until the end. After the race you’ll receive a post-race welcome, refreshments and massage at our tent!

Why run the 2018 Simplyheath Great North Run for the Red Cross?

People are in crisis both in the UK and overseas. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help to support them, whoever and wherever they are.

As part of Team Red Cross you will be supported through every part of your event preparation. Our National Events team (Kerry, Karina, Sarah, Maddy and Julia) will be on-hand to encourage you with your fundraising and your training and to thank you for all of your hard work.

All Team Red Cross participants will receive:

  • Dedicated support including training plans
  • A fundraising pack, full of tips and advice, plus professional one-to-one support to help you raise as much as you can
  • A British Red Cross running vest
  • VIP treatment and refreshments in our post-race reception tent
  • A well-deserved massage

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More Information

Date:9 September 2018

Registration: £29

Sponsorship target: £300 

Age Limit: You must be 17 years old or over

If you are not a resident of the UK please do not complete a registration form but contact us at or on 0044 344 412 2877 to discuss your application.


Contact:National Events Team

Telephone:0344 412 2877

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