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  • Great North Run 2017: Join team brainstrust in the world's biggest half marathon

    The Great North Run is one of the most famous half marathons in the world. Join thousands of runners this October as you race from Newcastle to South Shields, crossing the iconic Tyne Bridge.



    The 2017 Great North Run will take place on Sunday 10 September. Join team brainstrust for the 13.1 mile challenge, and help thousands of people in the UK who are living with a brain tumour.

    Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned runner, the Great North Run is THE race to do. More than 50,000 runners return to the North East year after year for the amazing atmosphere and camaraderie.


    Join team brainstrust today and you can be part of it too.


    The Route

    Starting in Newcastle upon Tyne the 13.1 mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne and over the iconic Tyne Bridge, where if you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead.


    You will race through Gateshead, heading towards South Shields, while being cheered on by the thousands of supporters and bands lining the route.


    Why take part?

    By running with us, you'll be raising vital funds that will help people living with a brain tumour to feel less afraid, less isolated and more in control. There are currently 60,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK who need our help. Your funds will support them.

    How we spend the funds you raise

    Sign up for the Great North Run today 


    We have free places available for the Great North Run.


    All we ask is that your raise a minimum sponsorship of £300. We can support you with your fundraising, and will send you a brainstrust running shirt to wear on the day.


    If you already have a place through the ballot, we'd love to hear from you.

    To register, please email or call 01983 213 576

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