Simplyhealth Great North Run

  • Asset 1 Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields.
  • Asset 2 9 September 2018
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    13 miles

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    Registration fee: £25
    Minimum Sponsorship Target: £300

Asset 5

Sign up today and participate in this fantastic event.

For more information, please contact our Events Team.

0300 222 5800

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

Apply for a guaranteed place

We have had a lot of interest in this event and have our last few places to fill. If you're interested in applying to join our team, please complete our application form.

If you have been successful, our Events Team will contact you regarding registration fees just after the general ballot places have been released (date TBC).

Fill in the application form via Active Networks

Registration fee: £25

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
The 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.