Simplyhealth Great North Run

Join our Great North Run team for 2019!

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*Our team for 2019 is now full*

If you'd like to be added to our waiting list, please register your interest.

Event information

Date: Sunday 8 September 2019
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields

Following a spectacular course from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne to the coast at South Shields, the Simplyhealth Great North Run is one of the biggest half marathons in the world. Around 57,000 runners take on the epic 13.1 miles each year, including world-class athletes such as Mo Farah – this truly is a calendar highlight for new and experienced runners alike.

Be a part of Team Meningitis Now and you will receive:

  • Your own personalised technical running top
  • A huge welcome at our post-race reception; drinks, snacks and a sports massage all await you near the finish line (friends and family are also welcome)
  • Training and fundraising support and materials
  • A dedicated Events Fundraiser to help you every step of the way

Register your interest to be added to our waiting list.

Have you received your ballot place for 2019?

The Great North Run public ballot results are in. If you are one of the lucky few to secure your own place, we would love for you to run for Meningitis Now. Unlike our charity place runners, we won’t ask you to make a fundraising pledge, but we will offer the same fundraising support and team benefits listed above. Please click the button below to leave your details and a member of the team will give you a call and pop a fundraising pack in the post. We look forward to welcoming you to #TeamTangerine.

GNR2018 Sign up own place

Why run with Team Meningitis Now?

“I’d 100% recommend this run over other smaller runs I’ve done. The amount of support was incredible! At every part of the run there were people cheering you on. Having that support there I forgot I was running at times. The support just carries you to the finish line and when you see the sea you know you’re nearly there. For people who think they can’t do it, you can. For people that think you need to be able to run that distance before the day, you don’t”.

Becky, 2017 Meningitis Now runner

Have any further questions? Register your interest, email Michaela at or call 01453 769 024.