Raising money for charity is a big part of the Great North Run experience for many runners.
You may be able to run for a charity by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.
Take a look at the links below for more information on individual organisations.
Cancer Research UK
Be on the team that will get you to the finish line. Wear our running vest, digest our expert fundraising advice and training tips and come along to our post race reception to celebrate. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancers – including the 1 that matters most to you. Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. Sooner or later we will find cures for all cancers. Help us make it sooner. Join our team today.
Bobby Moore Fund
The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let's make Bobby proud and beat it. Join the Bobby Moore Fund today.
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of people affected by and at risk of diabetes. Diabetes UK is Bupa’s nominated charity for the 2014 Bupa Great Run series and we are working together to inspire healthier lifestyles. There are 3.8 million people with diabetes and since 1996, the number of people with diabetes in the UK has more than doubled from 1.4 million to 3.2 million. If nothing changes, by 2025 five million of us will have diabetes. We need your help more than ever. Join our team today.
Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK. Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Our vision is of a radically improved world for people with dementia. A world, ultimately, where dementia can be defeated. Join us and help us continue to lead the fight against dementia.
British Heart Foundation
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. But so many people still need our help – from babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join the Heart Runners team at the Bupa Great North Run and help us keep more hearts beating.
Guide Dogs offer an invaluable service providing mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. As with many charities Guide Dogs receive no government funding so rely solely on the kindness and support of the public. Be a Hero for Guide Dogs and change a life.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
Our vision is to beat blood cancer. It’s ambitious and we have a long way to go, but we won’t stop until every single one of the 30,000 people diagnosed with a blood cancer each year survives and goes on to live their life to the full, free from fear of relapse and free from the harsh side effects of treatments. Our sports fundraisers are known as The Unstoppables because we know they share our vision, and won't stop until we've beaten blood cancer. Their determination and dedication at events like the Great Runs enable us to continue our groundbreaking work improving the lives of all those affected by blood cancer. Be unstoppable, and help us beat blood cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest fight most of us will ever face. By joining Team Macmillan in the Bupa Great North Run you're helping support people and their families living with cancer. We're the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The advisers telling you which benefits you're entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners pushing for better cancer care. The fundraisers who make it all possible. We can all be part of the team. Join Team Macmillan today. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner. Help us change lives, support us today.
The NSPCC is the only charity focused on ending child cruelty across the UK. Everything we do protects children and prevents abuse. Our work is driven by the simple belief that no child should suffer, however we know child abuse is widespread and much remains hidden. This is why we help children and families directly through our local services, bring immediate support through our national helplines – including ChildLine - and provide training and support to people who work with children. Currently, 90 per cent of our funding comes from public donations. We rely on the generosity and support of people like you to help us protect vulnerable children. Join the NSPCC team and receive top notch training and fundraising advice, support on race day, a personalised running vest and lots of support and encouragement in the build up to your run. Take on your challenge for children.
Run for Oxfam and the money you raise will go straight to the projects that need it most. Oxfam works in over 70 countries around the world enabling people to help themselves out of poverty. You'll have a lasting impact on the lives of many. So if you run for Oxfam your determination will never be forgotten. We'll support you with throughout your training and fundraising to help to meet your goals. And, of course we'll be there on race day to cheer you on and celebrate with you at our post-race party. Join our team today and have a truly memorable race!
The Stroke Association
150,000 people have a stroke every year in the UK. 50,000 will make a full recovery, 50,000 will be left with a severe disability and 50,000 will die. These figures remain shocking. Stroke is one of the greatest health challenges of our time but doesn't get the attention or funding it deserves - especially compared to cancer and heart disease. We are the Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That's why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It's why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. Stroke Association is a charity. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke.
Children with Cancer UK
We are the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers. Our aims are to determine the causes, find the cures and provide care for children with cancer.
You can join team Scope and secure your place for just £20. We exist to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we'll be here. We provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year. We raise awareness of the issues that matter.
Prostate Cancer UK
We fight to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. We support men and provide vital information. We find answers by funding research into causes and treatments. And we lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care.
Run for us and you'll be part of Men United, our movement for everyone who believes that men are worth fighting for.
Sue Ryder Care
Sue Ryder provides incredible care for people with life-changing illness. Whether it's bringing comfort to someone's final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, we are here for them and their loved ones.
We do this in our hospices, in our neurological care centres, in the community and in people's homes.
For more information about our Great North Run places please contact us.
0207 554 5958
Royal National Lifeboat Institution - RNLI
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety advice and flood rescue we provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.