Great North Run

Join Headway - the brain injury association for the UK's largest and most famous half marathon, from Gateshead to South Shields.

In return, you'll experience the famous Red Arrows display as you cross the iconic Tyne Bridge. What's more, you'll be doing your bit to support brain injury survivors and their families across the UK!

When: Sunday 12 September 2021

Where: Newcastle upon Tyne

Registration fee: £30

Minimum Sponsorship: £300 excluding Gift Aid

To apply for a Headway place in the Great North Run 2021 hit the button below.

Have your own ballot place?

If you were lucky enough to secure your own place through the Great North Run ballot, we would love you to join our team of amazing Headway Heroes! Let us know that you're in by contacting Rachel at

As part of Team Headway, you will receive: 

- A complimentary Headway running vest
- A fundraising pack filled with useful hints and tips
- Support from our dedicated fundraising team, just a phone call away
- Press support from our communications team



To show our gratitude for our fundraisers, you will receive an acknowledgement and certificate of thanks in the post when your fundraising is finished. If you raise more than £500, we will send you a Headway Hero t-shirt as a special thank you!

If you're looking for a different running challenge, see the links below for other ways to support us across the UK.

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It's Great up North!

Headway supporters were out in force as the charity's 21 ferocious fundraisers pounded the streets of Newcastle for the Great North Run.

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