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We're looking for people to run and raise money for Team Age UK at this year's Great North Run half marathon. The ballot is now closed for this year's race, but if you already have your place we'd love to have your support.

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When: 10 Sep 17 | Distance: 13.1mi | Where: Newcastle


The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world.

You'll join over 57,000 people on the 13.1 mile course - starting from Newcastle upon Tyne and passing the famous international athletics stadium before finishing at the coastal town of South Shields.

Whether you're a pro or novice, the race offers something for everyone. With live music, the Red Arrows flying overhead and thousands of supporters cheering you on, the Great North Run is an unforgettable experience.

Can we count on you to run for Team Age UK?

Here's how you can get involved:

  1. The ballot for this year's run is closed but if have your place we'd love to have your support.
  2. Create your Age UK fundraising page on JustGiving. Once you're set up we'll send you an Age UK t-shirt and introduce you to our team who will support you with your fundraising.
  3. Download the Age UK's sponsorship forms (PDF 1 MB) to manage your offline fundraising.

If you decide not to set up a JustGiving fundraising page, contact us on events@ageuk.org.uk to let us know you're running for us.

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Further information

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787