The Great North Run will be broadcast by BBC this year
Join Team Lymphoma
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.
I want a guaranteed place for this event
I want to find out more about this event
If you can no longer take part in the Great North Run, please can you send your timing chip back to BUPA and you will receive a guaranteed entry for 2015. You'll be issued with a ‘token’ in November, which will be a ‘pay on entry’ token. This means that it will guarantee your place but the full entry fee must be paid. Full details can be found on page 49 of your magazine.
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
Paper sponsorship forms
If you want to collect money offline, email us at email@example.com and we will send you some sponsorship forms.
Pay your money in
How can I raise money?
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).