The Great North Run will be broadcast by BBC this year
Join Team Lymphoma
Thank you to all of our Team Lymphoma runners who took part in the Great North Run 2016.
The Great North Run is without exception the world’s greatest half marathon and every year almost 60,000 people line up in the centre of Newcastle, cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge and head out through Gateshead and South Tyneside. At the top of Prince Edward Road the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course.
With just over a mile to go, the crowds get louder as runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish line.
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How can I take part?
Whether you want to sign up to the challenge as a run or jog, you can take part as an individual, with a team of friends and family, or colleagues with a Corporate Team package, you will have support every step of the way. If you haven’t already got your place booked, visit the BUPA Great North Run website to register.
How will you support me?
We want your fundraising to be as fun and easy as possible and we’re here to help you as much as we can. We can give you unlimited support, encouragement and advice throughout your training and before the challenge. Read more about how we will support your running challenge (PDF).
Where can I collect money?
Online sponsorship sites
If you want to collect money offline, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you some sponsorship forms.
Pay your money in
How can I raise money?
Facebook and Twitter are great for telling your friends and family about your fundraising challenge. If you’re fundraising online, how about using Facebook to share your fundraising page link, Twitter to update on your training progress or Instragram to capture those challenging early starts and the excitement on the day?
Make sure to be persistent with asking for donations – try posting at different times of the day and just before and after your fundraising event.
Your workplace or school
Your workplace or school are ideal places to raise money. Let your colleagues or classmates know about your fundraising challenge, put up posters of you training and talk about the Lymphoma Association. Cake sales always go down a treat – get baking and make sure to bring a sponsorship form along to work with you.
Your local club or sports centre
Your local club or sports centre are other great places to promote your fundraising event and raise money. Take along a sponsorship form and tell your group about what you’re getting up to.
How do I train for this event?
Running training requires lots of hard work and mental toughness, as well as things like the right kit, but it will be worth all the effort in the end. The better prepared and fitter you are, the more you will get out of your running challenge on the day. Read our top 10 tips on running training (PDF).