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Great North Run 2017 - The biggest and most iconic half marathon in the UK.

The first Great North Run took place in 1981 and attracted 12,000 runners. In 2016, 57,000 people entered to get a much-coveted place, and now this amazing challenge is the world’s leading half-marathon.

Whether you’re new to this type of challenge or an experienced racer, the Great North Run is a fantastic running experience to have under your belt!

By joining #TeamBarnardos in this year’s Great North Run, not only will you enjoy an unforgettable challenge, you’ll also be helping us transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the country… Now that’s 13.1 miles worth training for!

Why join #TeamBarnardos?

  • A dedicated events team to support you every step of the way.
  • Support and inspiration from celebrities, sport therapists and experts in nutrition.
  • A post race welcome with refreshments and massage.
  • A free high performance Barnardo’s sports vest.

Want to take part? We’d love to welcome you to #TeamBarnardos for the Great North Run 2017!

PLEASE NOTE - If you have already secured your own place through a race ballot, then you would still receive all of the benefits listed above and will be supported to raise as much as you can, not a specific amount. Just email kara.gillies@barnardos.org.uk to join the team.