Great North Run 2018

09 September 2018

Do something incredible by taking on the world's biggest and best loved half marathon, whilst also helping to fund life-saving asthma research.

The Great North Run takes place within Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields.


If you’re interested then we’d love for you to apply to join our team, simply fill out our application form for your chance to secure a place. 

Apply for an Asthma UK Guaranteed Place via Active Networks

Registration fee - early bird discount £12.50 (price will increase to £25 on the 06 October 2017)

Minimum Sponsorship Target - £300 

Asthma UK support package

When you choose to join Team Asthma UK, whether its with a charity place or your own place, you'll get access to our comprehensive support package:

  • Personalised Asthma UK running vest 
  • A full fundraising pack with tools to help you reach your fundraising target
  • Expert training plans and regular newsletters
  • Full time support from the Asthma UK Events Team 
  • Post-race reception with a free massage and refreshments   


Great North Run runner - PhilThe sight and sounds of the Biggest Half Marathon in the world will remain with me forever, and knowing that at the end of the run, I would have helped raise funds for vital research for Asthma UK, intensified my sense of pride in what I was about to undertake whilst wearing the TEAM ASTHMA UK vest.
– Phil, Asthma UK runner


Join Team Asthma UK with your own ballot place

If you're lucky enough to have secured a ballot place in the Great North Run 2018, we'd love to have you join the team. There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising target; we simply ask that you raise what you can and you'll receive our full support package.

Join the team with your own ballot place 

Why run for Asthma UK?

Every ten seconds someone in the UK has a potentially life-threatening asthma attack and three people die every day. Tragically two thirds of these deaths could be prevented, whilst others still suffer with asthma so severe current treatments don't work.

This has to change. That's why Asthma UK exists. We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.

The sponsorship you raise will help fund world-class asthma research that’s bringing us closer to a cure, supporting hundreds of thousands of people with expert advice and support, and campaigning to improve the quality of care received by people with asthma.

For more information, or if you have any questions about the event, please contact us at or call 0300 222 5800.