Great North Run

SimplyHealth Great North Run 2019

Date: 8th September
Registration fee: £50
Fundraising target: £500

Join the team with your ballot place

Tackle this fast and flat coastal marathon in one of the country’s most vibrant cities.

Take on the UK’s biggest half marathon and run from Newcastle to South Shields – you might even spot the Red Arrows!

By running for Dementia UK, you will receive the following support and race day perks:

  • A dedicated member of staff to help you reach your fundraising and training goals
  • Your very own Dementia UK running vest
  • Professional advice from our running coach partners to help you prepare for your challenge, from a training evening in June to bespoke training plans
  • An amazing experience at race weekend – with a lively cheer point and a post-race reception where we can celebrate your achievement with you!

Volunteer with us on the day!

Roles vary from making as much noise as possible at a cheer point to making hard-earned cups of tea for runners post event. We’ll provide you with a Dementia UK t-shirt and all you need to bring on the day is your enthusiasm! Please fill in our short volunteer form and we will be in touch with more details.

“The amount of support I received from Dementia UK coming up to the run was amazing. There was a 12 week training programme with a training night at Gateshead Stadium where you got to meet other people running for the charity. You didn’t know these people but you felt as though you were part of one big team. There was even support when I started doubting myself just before the run but Dementia UK encouraged me to believe in myself.”

– Maxine, who ran the Great North Run for Dementia UK.