BUPA Great North Run

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Men running for Lymphoma Association during the Great North RunThe 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 2014

The Great North Run is officially the world's biggest half marathon, with 50,000 runners pounding the streets of the North East.

A spectator-lined course covers 13.1 miles from Newcastle, across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto the picturesque coastal finish in South Shields.

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Event date: 2015 date to be confirmed
Distance: 13.1 miles
Location: Newcastle
Registration fee: £38 (general entry)
Sponsorship target: £400

Fundraising FAQs

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 Coporate 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

Online sponsorship sites such as Virgin Money GivingJustGiving or BT Mydonate are really quick to set up and any donations through your page will come directly to us.

     Fundraise for Lymphoma Association with Virgin Money Giving                       Fundraise for Lymphoma Association with Just Giving                     

Paper sponsorship forms

If you want to collect money offline, email us at fundraising@lymphomas.org.uk and we will send you some sponsorship forms.

Pay your money in

Find out how you can send your money to us

How can I raise money?

Link to Lymphoma Association on Facebook
 
Link to Lymphoma Association on Twitter

Social media

Social media networks like Facebook and Twitter are great ways to get out your fundraising challenge to your friends and family. 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).