Simplyhealth Great North Run

  • Asset 1 Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields.
  • Asset 2 ⚠ The Great North Run 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 ⚠
  • Asset 3

    13.1 miles

  • Asset 6

    Applications have now closed as the 2020 event has been cancelled

    Non-refundable registration fee - £25
    Minimum Sponsorship - £300

Asset 5

⚠ The Great North Run 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Applications are now closed. ⚠

For more information, please contact our Events Team.

0300 222 5800

The Great North Run 2020 has sadly been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please visit the official Great North Run website for a statement from the race organisers as well as FAQs.   

The 2021 race is due to be held on 12th September 2021. Please check back here in early July for more details on how to apply to join our team for 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

If you're lucky enough to have secured a ballot place in the Great North Run 2020, 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.

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