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Great North Run

09 September 2018
Newcastle, NE1

Team A runner LeanneAs one of the longest running and most popular half marathons in the world, the Great North Run is a truly unforgettable experience. This iconic route begins in the heart of Newcastle, where you will follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s top athletes, before finally crossing the finish line on the beautiful North East coast.

As anyone who has ever experienced it will know, the Great North Run is truly special and next year that could be you!

How do I join Team A?

I would like a guaranteed charity place

You can guarantee your place in the world's greatest half marathon with Team A today. Simply click on the 'join Team A' button below and select 'I would like a charity place'.

Once you have completed this form, one of the Events Team will be in touch to finalise your registration.

Join Team A  

Secure a ballot place

You can also enter the public ballot to secure a place directly from the race organisers. If you're lucky enough to get a ballot place and already have a charity place, we'll simply transfer your entry and you can set your own fundraising target. The ballot generally opens in January and closes in early February, however full details will be released later this year.

For full details you can check the official Great North Run website here. You can also sign up to receive email notifications so you can be the first to know when the dates are announced.

What do I get?

All our Team A runners receive:

  • an official welcome pack, including our Guide to Fundraising with tips and advice to help raise vital funds for Arthritis Research UK, sponsorship forms and posters to help promote your fundraising
  • top training, nutritional and health advice to make sure you’re ready for the big day
  • an official Arthritis Research UK orange running vest to wear on the big day with letters to spell out your name
  • unlimited support from the Arthritis Research UK events team before, during and after your challenge
  • an invitation to our charity marquee after the race 
  • dedicated Team A cheer point on the day around the route
  • access to our Team A Facebook group where you can share training tips and fundraising advice with your team mates before the big day

What else do I need to know?

You must:

  • be over the age of 17 years old on race day to take part in this event
  • you must be able to complete this event in 3hours

You can:

  • secure a guaranteed charity place and enter the ballot. Your charity place will be guaranteed for 2018. When the ballot is announced if you have been successful in securing your own place, we will transfer your registration type and you can set your own target
  • wait for the ballot announcement then if unsuccessful, secure a guaranteed charity place. Please note places are on a first come first served basis and are limited

You will:

  • receive a finisher’s pack that will contain a medal, t-shirt and space blanket
  • receive a race pack, timing chip and race number
You can’t:
  • get a refund for an independent place without a doctor’s note. This will need to be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the event date
  • charity registration fees are not refundable

Kelly's story

Kelly and sonFind out what inspired Kelly to take on the Great North Run 2016.
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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.