Great North Run

Join Headway - the brain injury association for the UK's largest and most famous half marathon, from Gateshead to South Shields.

In return, you'll experience the famous Red Arrows display as you cross the iconic Tyne Bridge. What's more, you'll be doing your bit to support brain injury survivors and their families across the UK!

When: Sunday 8th September 2019

Where: Newcastle upon Tyne

Registration fee: TBC.(Usually around £30 but we do offer an early bird rate)

Minimum Sponsorship: TBC. (Usually around £300 - excluding gift aid)

Apply for a Headway charity place.

Entries for the 2019 event will open soon but you can register your interest for a Headway place here!

Got your own place?

If you're lucky enough to secure your own place through the Great North Run ballot we would love you to join our team of amazing Headway Heroes! Let us know that you're in by contacting Cerys at

As part of Team Headway, you will receive: 

- A complimentary Headway running vest, personalised with your name
- A fundraising pack filled with useful hints and tips
- Support from our dedicated fundraising team, just a phone call away
- Press support from our communications team



If you're looking for a different running challenge, see the links below for other ways to support us across the UK.

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