Support Us Fundraising Our Events Great North Run It’s the world’s favourite half marathon, it’s a hit with celebrities and sports stars alike, and on Sunday 9th, September, 2018 it’s happening on our doorstep. Yep, it’s that time again. This year we would like to build our biggest and best Great North Run team yet. Join with the 56,000 runners taking part in the 13.1mile iconic run stretching from Newcastle, along the coast finishing at South Shields. The distance may seem daunting, but the carnival atmosphere on the day more than makes up for it. You don’t need to be the next future olympian to enter – but you will need to be someone who loves a challenge and to make memories. I mean, you won't find many runs where Mo Farrah, a smurf or a rhino can tackle the same course. The 2017 team raised a fantastic £12,398.35 and we are hoping to increase that this year. To register your interest to run for Team NEAS 2018 please email or contact us on 0191 410 9974 How to sign up Step 1: Ballot Places If you want to run for Team NEAS then your first step is to enter the ballot. This means the race organisers will be put your name into a database system which then decides who has been successful or not. The Great North Run ballot opens on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 and closes at 12 noon on Monday 5th February 2018. Click here to enter the ballot. You should find out if your ballot application has been successful or not by Friday 9th February. If you have been offered a place then please get in touch as soon as possible, so we can send you out a fundraising pack. Step 2: Charity Places If you are unsuccessful in getting a place through the Ballot, we have a limited number of charity places which will become available on a first-come first-served basis. Please do get in touch as soon as possible after you have been told you were unsuccessful in the ballot, to guarantee a charity place. We will allocate these from Monday 12th February. These places always go fast. How to get a charity place:To secure a charity place, after the ballot closes, follow these simple steps: Contact us on: 0191 4109974 or via email Pay registration fee £50 We encourage runners to raise a minimum sponsorship of £300 (but registration fee of £50 would be returned if runners raise £1000). Deadline to sign up: Wednesday 26th June, 2018. Step 3: Time to train! Whether you are a seasoned runner or using this as your ‘new year new you’ challenge, we want to support you. We will be sending you regular help and training to get you moving in the right direction ahead of the race itself. You will also receive a fundraising pack, including lots of hints and tips with training and nutrition advice, a FREE running vest, entry into a draw to have the chance to win fitness clothing. Great North Run Membership If you ran in 2017 or need your membership renewed and would like to be guaranteed a place for this year’s Great North Run, you can become a member. To find out more about the benefits of becoming a member please click here. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch via email or by phone on 0191 4109974.