Raising money for charity is a big part of the Bupa 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 UKDiabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of people affected by and at risk of diabetes.
There are currently 3.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, with an estimated 850,000 of these undiagnosed. Up to 24,000 people are dying in the UK each year from diabetes and related causes. In the coming years our work will become more crucial as the diabetes crisis rapidly deepens. Diabetes UK and Bupa are working together to inspire healthier lifestyles. Together we will help prevent people developing Type 2 diabetes, and to identify some of the estimated 850,000 people in the UK who have Type 2 diabetes but don’t know it.
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
Heart and circulatory disease still kills more people in the UK each year than any other condition, including cancer. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who survive can find life difficult and frightening. Every day, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) saves lives, through our funding of ground breaking research, by providing the vital information that helps people keep their own hearts healthy and through our support and care for patients and families. But to continue to save lives we need your help, because it’s only by working together that we can beat heart disease. For good.
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.
Scope exists to make this country a better place for disabled people and their families. We do this by running a range of services, raising awareness of the issues that disabled people face and influencing change across society. We provide support, advice and information for more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their family members every year.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic fibrosis is chronically misunderstood, kills thousands and is carried unknowingly in the genes of millions. It's invisible to the naked eye, destroys lives, stopping them short, inflicting hardship and distress on those affected, their families and carers. Run with Team CF to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting everyone whose life is affected by multiple sclerosis. Run for the MS Society and help us to fund vital research into the causes, treatment and cure of MS; as well as offer support, information and grants to those in need.
Contact us on 0845 481 1577
Clic Sargent - for children with cancer
Every day 10 children and young people in the UK hear they have cancer. CLIC Sargent is the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. Right now we can only help 2 out of 3 of them, run for us and help us get closer to helping all of them.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
Leading research. Supporting people.
Kidney Research UK
0845 612 1226
Kidney disease is a silent killer and a growing epidemic; over 3 million people in the UK are at risk. It can affect anyone at any age and if detected early there is a better outcome for the patient
Join 'Team Incredible' and help us continue providing specialist medical care and emotional support through our hospices and neurological centres. 1 in 13 of us are living with an incurable illness right now, will you help us?
Epilepsy Action improves the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.
Tel: 0113 210 8800
Teenage Cancer Trust
We're the only UK charity who transforms the lives and survival rates of young people with cancer. Join us to help every young person have access to the support they need.
The Brain Tumour Charity
The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK's largest dedicated brain tumour charity. We fund world class research into brain tumours & offer support & information to those affected.