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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.

    Add your name to the waiting list today to join team brainstrust


    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 to the waiting list today for the Great North Run

    We have currently filled all of our spaces in this event but have applied for additional places which we are waiting to hear back about. You can add your name to our waiting list today and be in with a chance of getting a free place should more become available. Please note: we may find out about additional spaces up until the entry deadline of early July.

    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 your details on the waiting list or to join the team using your own place gained in the ballot, please email or call 01983 213 576.

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