Event Date

Claremont Road
United Kingdom

Guaranteed Charity Place

We are now closed to applications for the Great North Run 2019

Sponsorship Target

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the UK and a world renowned event!

Following the footsteps of Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie you will join 57,000 other runners taking in this legendary race, all covered on the BBC.

You'll start in Newcastle upon Tyne before making your way through the city towards the River Tyne and legendary Tyne Bridge, where you might even see the Red Arrows. From the bridge, travel through Gateshead, whilst being entertained by bands and cheered by thousands of supporters before finishing in South Shields in front of the sea. 

"I have had such a fantastic experience training for the Great North Run and fundraising for Sands. It was so fulfilling to know that I was working hard and achieving something, and also raising money for your amazing charity."

Own places

You can set up a reminder to enter the general ballot for the Great North Run by singing up here - http://support.greatrun.org/reminderservice/?id=881 so that you get notified when the ballot opens in January.

If you manage to secure your own place in this event there is no minimum sponsorship, all we ask is that you raise as much as you can and we will support you every step of the way.

As part of Team Sands you will receive:

  • Support from our Fundraising team to help you achieve your target.
  • Sands fundraising pack
  • Free Sands t-shirt/running vest (or both!)
  • Pre-event support from our lovely Challenge Events Team
  • Friday Shout-Out on Facebook
  • Sands' Cheer Sticks and Collection Tins
  • Sands Superstar Thank You

For more information contact teamsands@sands.org.uk 

Through taking on this legendary run, you will raise much needed money to help us prevent more babies from dying and meet the growing need for our support services.