2020 Simplyhealth Great North Run

Runner om the Tyne Bridge
Newcastle - Claremont Road
Half marathon

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Help out on the day

Join our dedicated events team to support our participants on the day

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.

Kate's Story

I’ve entered the Simplyhealth Great North Run with a bucket and balloons to continue to raise awareness of the excellent work Cancer Research UK is doing and a more personal note I would like to say thank you, especially for my Mum.

When my Mum was diagnosed with lung cancer the first time I ran a tough local hill race in the Scottish Borders. It was pleasing to be recorded as a high fund raiser for Cancer Research UK in January 2016 as a result. Since then I have joined a wonderful group of ladies the Jed Joggers and they have supported me on my bucket run practices for The Simplyhealth Great North Run.  

Its difficult to say how I will feel when I cross the line, I know that I am going to feel so proud and delighted that I have done it for my Mum. Look out for me at the finish line as I will be hugging everyone as I will have high emotions. 

Cancer has touched so many lives and is important for me to tell a story about my best friend, my Mum. Its been a rollercoaster from diagnosis, then in late 2015 to the operation then to being clear but as a kick in the teeth it's back. We now must believe again! With the effort and expertise at Cancer Research UK we now know my Mum has a rare lung cancer type ROS1+ and has started targeted therapy. Thanks to Cancer Research we are now armed to win the war!

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