What does the power of running mean to you?

Runners taking part in our events share their inspirational stories, and it’s clear to see: everyone has a story and reason for running. In our Power of Running campaign, we bring to life some of the amazing stories behind the tens of thousands of runners who line up across our start lines each year. There are many reasons for running, but we’ll be particularly emphasising stories of mental health, community, fundraising, and physical fitness.

Tell us your story

Everyone who signs up to an AJ Bell Great Run series event is a runner, regardless of finish time, and everyone has their own reason for running. Tell us about your running story and what the Power of Running means to you, and you could feature in our campaign.

Submission Terms and Conditions

  • Submit your story using the form above. The Great Run Company will regularly review submissions and shortlist stories for each AJ Bell Great Run Series event.
  • To submit a story you must be signed up to take part in a 2024 AJ Bell Great Run Series event and agree to The Great Run Company contacting you using the contact details you provide – we will only contact you if your story is shortlisted. Personal information you provide will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.
  • By submitting a story, you grant The Great Run Company the right to use your story, images and any related materials for promotional purposes including but not limited to social media, websites, press releases and marketing materials.

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