Great Run News

2018 Junior and Mini Great North Run Sells Out The Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run has reached full capacity, with 9,000 children set to take on the iconic route around the NewcastleGateshead Quayside. Jennifer's North 10k After Donating Kidney To Husband Jennifer Horton gave her husband Bob the gift of life by donating one of her kidneys and is now set to take on the Simplyhealth Great North 10k to raise money for the hospital that gave him a new lease of life. These Girls Can Run Set For 2018 Great North Run These Girls Can Run was formed by Kim Scott, who turned life around while training for the Great North Run after her initial plea to find a training buddy turned into forming a running group of 4,500 women. Are You In? Record Numbers Enter Great North Run Ballot Runners from all corners of the region, across the UK and around the world have found out if they secured one of the 57,000 places available in the Simplyhealth Great North Run. Simplyhealth Great North Run Ballot Closing Soon The general entry ballot for the world’s biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run, closes soon – as runners are urged to get their applications in before the deadline to avoid missing out Stockton-on-Tees To Host Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k The inaugural Simplyhealth Great Tees 10k is coming to Stockton-on-Tees this September as part of the Simpyhealth Great North Run weekend. Simplyhealth Great North Run General Entry Ballot Open The general entry ballot for the world’s biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run, is now open Claire Lomas Wins Pride of Sport Award Fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE has won a Daily Mirror Pride of Sport Award for her awe-inspiring Great North Run when she walked the world’s biggest half marathon over five days. Massive Total Recorded On Simplyhealth Great Run Day More than 1.5million miles of activity was clocked up by more than a quarter of a million people including many who signed up for the initiative, which encouraged people to be part of the UK’s most active weekend Great Stride Forward For Simplyhealth Great North Run Figures released following Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great North Run have shown the event has grown further in popularity and stature in 2017