Simplyhealth Great North Run
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Join Cancer Research UK at The Simplyhealth Great North Run, the UK's biggest and best half marathon.
The Simplyhealth Great North Run can't be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners taking part. What's more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric!
Race day information
We'll be there on the day, ready and waiting to scream your name with pride, so make sure you look out for all our cheering points along the course. Once you have finished, why not swing by to our post race reception where we can provide you with some food & drink and thank you in person.
Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.
Did you know...
Cancer Research UK funded the pioneering Million Women Study, which discovered that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of breast and womb cancer, changing the advice given to women about taking it.
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Training plans and advice
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Get a cheering pack
Our pack includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks.