- North East
- Sunday, 8 September 2019
Take part in the Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, the biggest half marathon in the world.
Known for its electric atmosphere and brilliant crowds, take on this inspiring race for Team RNIB, breaking down barriers for people with sight loss mile by mile.
Get a guaranteed charity place
We've got charity places available in our 2019 Great North Run team. To Join Team RNIB you'll need to pay a £25 registration fee and commit to raising £350 in sponsorship.
Join Team RNIB and as well as smashing barriers around sight loss, you'll receive:
- Expert fundraising advice and support all the way to race day
- A pack full of fundraising top tips and resources
- An RNIB running vest to wear with pride as well as cheering t-shirts for your family and friends
- The loudest and most excitable cheer squad on race day
- Post race refreshments and a well-deserved massage
- Personalised support from the friendlest events team in the game
You'll take part alongside more than 57,000 runners on a 13.1 mile half marathon route through the streets of Newcastle, cheered on by thousands of supporters. You'll run over the iconic Tyne Bridge, winding through Gateshead to the finish line on the beautiful South Shields coast.
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.
Got your own place?
If you have a ballot place in the 2019 Great North Run, you can still join Team RNIB and we'll support you all the way. We just ask you to fundraise as much as you can.
How your fundraising helps
Every day, 250 people in the UK start losing their sight and their lives will change completely. Too many people still face isolation and depression, unable to achieve their potential in a world that blocks their way.
But we won’t stop until every last psychological and physical barrier has gone for good – from classrooms to workplaces, from local shops to far-flung holidays. Together with your support, we can smash through the barriers that stop people with sight loss thriving.
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