The Great North Run will be broadcast by BBC this year
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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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How can I take part?
Whether you want to sign up to the challenge as a run or jog, you can sign up to the challenge as an individual and you will have support every step of the way, or with a team of friends, family, or colleagues with Corporate Team packages available. If you haven’t already got your place booked, visit BUPA Great North Run to register.
How will you support me?
We want your fundraising to be as fun and easy as possible and are here to help you as much as we can. We are here to provide unlimited support, encouragement and advice throughout your training and before the challenge. Read more about how we will support your running challenge.
Where can I collect money?
Charity fundraising websites such as JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving are really quick to set up, and donations that are made through your page will come directly to us. Click on any of the links below to create your own customisable page and set your fundraising target. For any money that your collect offline, there are various ways that you can pay it in - click here for more information.
Paper sponsorship forms are a great way of collecting cash donations. If you feel that most of your money raised will come in this way, then request a sponsorship form from our fundraising team. Once you have finished collecting donations for your fundraising event, click here for more information on how to pay it in.
How can I raise money?
Social media sites such as 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 excitment 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 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 our charity. 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 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. Consider putting up posters of you training or bring along some cakes to sell - although try not to bring out any confectionary just before a sports class!
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.