Simplyhealth Great North Run 2017

North East
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Team RNIB participant running at The Great North Run

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Simply Health Great North Run 

Registration for the 2017 event is now closed.

If you are interested in taking part in this event next year, please complete the registration form below.

Register Interest for 2018


Why sign up for this running event?

Join RNIB for the biggest half marathon in the world and support our mission to ensure every hospital in the UK, not just 1 in 3, has a sight loss advisor, to make sure nobody is alone when they find out they are losing their sight.
Over 40,000 runners will take on the 13.1 mile half marathon route running through Newcastle city centre, over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where you might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the red arrows; then winding through Gateshead, cheered on by tens of thousands of supporters, and crossing the finishing by the beautiful South Shields coastline. 
With live BBC coverage and some of the world’s top long-distance athletes participating; this is an unforgettable running event not to be missed.

What support will you receive? 

You’ll receive outstanding support from the moment you sign up:
  • Fundraising pack full of top tips and advice
  • Half marathon training plan
  • Professional RNIB running vest
  • Friendly and personalised support from our events team
  • Regular updates to support your training and fundraising
  • RNIB cheerers to support you on race day
  • Post-race refreshments and sports massage

Already got your own place?

If you’ve got your own ballot place, you can still join our 2017 team. You’ll receive all the same benefits and we just ask you to fundraise as much as you can.

Register as an own place runner for Team RNIB

Why take on this challenge for RNIB?

Every 15 minutes someone loses their sight. However, right now many people receive no support at all when given this news. We want to change that. We’re on a mission to make sure every UK hospital has a dedicated Sight Loss Advisor. Your fundraising will help us be there when people need us most, as we grow our network of expert advisors and reach everyone who needs our emotional and practical support.

If you have any questions or would like more information, our events team would love to hear from you. Please complete this short form and we’ll be in touch. Or you can call us on 0345 345 0054 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

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