Train company TransPennine Express (TPE) has partnered with The Great Run Company on a number of their leading running and swimming events.

The partnership covers events taking place across the North of England and into Scotland including the forthcoming Simplyhealth Great North Run.

TPE run direct services into destinations including Newcastle, Glasgow Manchester and Edinburgh. Offering over 50% saving* when trains are booked in advance, TPE will be encouraging runners to leave the car at home.

Darren Higgins, Commercial Director for TransPennine Express said: “We are thrilled to have partnered with The Great Run Company and with events taking place right across our network – it makes perfect sense.

“We run direct services right into the heart of destinations including Newcastle allowing runners, swimmers and spectators alike to sit back, relax and let us take the strain before they take on or get ready to watch these challenges.”

Nicky Homes, Commercial Director for The Great Run Company said: “We're delighted to welcome TransPennine Express on board. We have a commitment to helping our runners and swimmers have great race experiences. TransPennine Express will be a great partner in helping us deliver this.”

To find our more or to enter a Great Run event visit greatrun.org

Customers can buy tickets online with no booking fees at tpexpress.co.uk

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