This event has been cancelled

The Simplyhealth Great North Run has been cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has sadly been cancelled. Thank you so much to all #TeamStGiles members who had already secured their place. A member of the Fundraising Team will be in touch with all participants soon to discuss your options.

To find out more about the cancellation, please visit the event website here. We know how disappointing this is, but we’re sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made. The 40th Great North Run is now scheduled to take place on 12th September 2021, and we’d love you to be part of it.

Raise funds as you run this September by joining #TeamStGiles for the Simplyhealth Great North Run!

Take on the 13.1 mile route from Newcastle’s city centre to the coast in South Shields in the event’s 40th anniversary year. There will be thousands of runners taking part, and you could be one of them, running to support local people and their families living with a terminal illness.

The event is live on the BBC and we’d love to see as much orange make it onto the screens as possible!

By taking part in the Great North Run you will get:

  • Exclusive medal and T-shirt
  • Finisher’s goodie bag
  • Timing chip
  • Security of closed roads
  • Be part of the world’s most iconic half marathon

As part of #TeamStGiles you will also get:

  • An exclusive St Giles running vest
  • St Giles bespoke fundraising pack
  • A dedicated team member to assist you on your training and fundraising journey
  • A supportive team to engage with ahead of the event and on the day
  • The huge sense of pride in supporting your local hospice

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Already signed up? Join #TeamStGiles!

Get in touch so that we can send you a fundraising pack and support you in raising as much as you can!

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“Raising funds for St Giles is so fulfilling. Dad looked forward to going there so as a family we are eternally grateful. They helped him to keep his smile to the end.”

In 2019, Craig Ruff and his family formed “Team Tone” to run the Tamworth Gate Gallop for St Giles in memory of his father Tony. In October, Craig and his sister Danielle also ran the Great Birmingham Half Marathon in aid of the hospice.

“When I did the half marathon, I had moments where I struggled, but that was nothing compared to the effort St Giles put in to caring for Dad.” Craig explained.

“St Giles is such an important local charity. You always feel cared for there and it’s such a comforting place.

“I’d run to the ends of the earth to give St Giles the funds to help people like Dad and families like us.”

Join Craig and fundraise for St Giles to help us to support local people and their families, living with a terminal illness.