Simplyhealth Great North Run
50% Off using code GNR50

  • Asset 1 Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields.
  • Asset 2 Sunday 12 September 2021
  • Asset 3

    13.1 miles

  • Asset 6

    Non-refundable registration fee - £12.50 (Usually £25.00 - 50% off using code GNR50)

    Minimum Sponsorship - £300

Asset 5

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For more information, please contact our Events Team.

0300 222 5800

The 2021 race is due to be held on 12th September 2021. 


The Simplyhealth Great North Run takes place within Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields and is the world's biggest and best-loved half marathon.

Need an Asthma UK charity place? 

If you are successful in getting a charity place you will have to commit to:

  • Registration fee - £25 (non-refundable)
  • Minimum Sponsorship Target - £300 (excluding gift aid)

Asthma UK support package

When you choose to join Team Asthma UK, whether it's 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

The Great North Run 2021 public ballot is not open yet but when it is and ballot results are announced, we'd love to have you join the team if you are successful. 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.

Please note that this event is not organised by Asthma UK.