Bobby Moore Fund - Simplyhealth Great North Run

Newcastle - Claremont Road
Half marathon

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Join the Bobby Moore Fund squad at The Simplyhealth Great North Run, the UK's biggest and best half marathon.

With an atmosphere like a Tyne-Wear derby, 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.

Bobby Moore Fund

Bobby Moore was just 51 years old when he died. The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK was set up by Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby’s widow, in his memory to fund pioneering, life-saving bowel cancer research.

Since the fund was set up in 1993 mortality rates have fallen by more than 30% and over £23.5 million has been raised for research, but we still have so much more to do.

Race day information

Cancer Research UK be there on the day, ready and waiting to cheer on all the Bobby Moore runners, so make sure you look out for all the cheering points along the course. Once you have finished, why not swing by the 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...

Professor Wendy Atkin at Imperial College London is finding better ways to prevent bowel cancer and detect the disease early through her research testing new cancer screening and diagnosis techniques. Her work has already proved the benefits of a test called flexible sigmoidoscopy, which can detect and remove bowel polyps before they develop into cancer.

Support for you

Set up a Cancer Research UK Giving Page

Using your fundraising page is quick, easy and free. And it means that more of the money you raise online goes towards beating cancer sooner.

Training tips and advice

We've teamed up with the experts to give you the very best training support and advice for your event.

Practical fundraising help

Get practical advice and useful tools such as planners and posters, to help you start fundraising.

Get your cheering pack

This includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks. To get yours, email or call 0300 123 5461.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer cheering

For the best view and atmosphere at this exciting event, make sure you join our cheering team and help our runners make it round the course!