The Great North Run is the premier event in the Great Run series and firmly established as the world's most popular half-marathon.

10 Sep 2017 | Newcastle

Simplyhealth Great North Run

When: 10 September 2017

Where: Newcastle

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Registration fee: £40

Sponsorship target: £300

Register for a WaterAid place here.

If you have your own place in the Great North Run and would like to run and raise money for WaterAid please create your own online fundraising page and we’ll be in touch soon!

The Simplyhealth Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon with over 56,000 runners enjoying the unique atmosphere as the run takes them through Newcastle, Gateshead and South Shields. Live music, on-course refreshments and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way.

On Sunday 11 September 2016 we had an amazing team of 100 runners take on the world famous Great North Run for WaterAid.

It was a brilliant sunny day and the support around the course was great as our teams of staff and volunteers cheered the runners on to reach the finish line!

Thank you to all of our fabulous runners and volunteers for their incredible support.

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with the company Running with Us, to provide you with a training support package.

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and webinar sessions

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails to keep you updated
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid tap or toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team
Above all, we love hearing from you! If you have a question or just want to chat about your training, get in touch.
How to send your sponsorship in

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically.

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.