Simplyhealth Great North Run

Join Team Red Cross in the world’s biggest half marathon event, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.

Lady holding up her medal after completing the event.

08 September 2019

Newcastle

Registration fee:
£29
Sponsorship target:
£300
Minimum age:
17 years old or older

For all enquiries please get in touch with the Events team by email at challenges@redcross.org.uk or by phone on 0344 412 2877

Sign up now

Sign up for £29 and raise a sponsorship target of £300.

Running vest

We send our participants a running vest free of charge when they have raised £100. However, if you would like to ensure more of your fundraising goes towards our work, you can choose to make a donation of £10 now and receive your top straight away.

If you are not a resident of the UK, please do not complete a registration form but contact us to discuss your application.

x £29.00

x £10.00

About the event

Follow in Mo Farah’s footsteps in this world-class half marathon. Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne, the 13.1-mile route takes you through the city centre and across the iconic Tyne Bridge. If you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead. You’ll run alongside 57,000 runners, enjoying a fantastic atmosphere and stunning sea views as you finish. After the race, come to our tent for refreshments and a massage.

Why run with the British Red Cross?

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. We’re part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, and we believe in the power of kindness. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help fund this work.

As part of Team Red Cross you will be supported throughout your event preparation. Our national events team will be on-hand to encourage you with your fundraising, answer any questions you have and to thank you for all of your hard work.

You will also receive:

  • a comprehensive fundraising pack full of tips and advice to help you reach your sponsorship target
  • dedicated support, including training advice
  • a British Red Cross running vest once you've raised £100
  • VIP treatment and refreshments in our post-race reception tent
  • a well-deserved lower leg massage
  • updates on the work of the British Red Cross in the UK and overseas.

Already got a place? 

If you already have your own place in the Great North Run then you can still be part of Team Red Cross. You’ll receive the same support as all other team members but won’t have a fundraising target to reach – just raise as much as you can.