Get fit and raise money!


Here at The Brain Charity, we believe that having a healthy lifestyle is a happy lifestyle.
There are loads of ways to stay active and raise money, from marathons, sponsored walks and climbs, bike rides to swimming the channel!

We currently have an exciting opportunity to:

Take part in the Great North Run!

You can run the largest half marathon in the world for The Brain Charity this September.

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2018.  Click here to apply.

Great Run LogoThe Great North Run takes place on closed roads and attracts runners from all over the world including elite athletes such as Mo Farah.  Starting in Newcastle the 13.1 mile course will be lined with supporters all the way from the iconic Tyne Bridge, right out towards the stunning coastline in South Shields.

With over 57,000 runners taking part and huge crowds of supporters, this is a race with an amazing atmosphere - it will really be an experience that you will never forget.

So join ‘Team The Brain Charity’ and take on the Great North Run 2018.

Sign up for The Great North Run 2018

This year we have three places up for grabs in this iconic event, so if you’re keen to run and raise money for The Brain Charity, please fill in the form below to apply for your guaranteed place on the start line today.

We ask that our chosen runners, agree to pay a £50 registration fee and raise a minimum of £250 in sponsorship.

Already got a place?

If you were lucky enough to have a ballot place from the event organisers, we'd love for you to run for The Brain Charity.  There's no minimum fundraising commitment, we just ask that you try to raise as much as you can.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this or any other event, please email our fundraising team: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0151 298 2999 for our fab fundraising pack.


The Great North Run

Distance: Half Marathon

Location: Newcastle

Start time: 10:30 AM

Date: Sunday 09 September 2018

For more details of the event, visit The Great North Run website.


Runners Application Form

Your Name:*
Phone Number:*

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Date of Birth:
I confirm that I will be 18 or over at the time of the event*
Why do you want to run for The Brain Charity?
Please tell us about your running experience:
How do you plan to raise the minimum sponsorship pledge of £250?
Name of employer:
Does your employer run a matched giving scheme?
How did you hear about this opportunity?
Keeping in touch - I am happy for The Brain Charity to contact me by:

Don’t worry we will not pass on your details to anyone outside of The Brain Charity.

You can always change the way you wish to hear from us at anytime by emailing us or by calling 0151 298 2999.

Terms and Conditions

1. You understand that the minimum sponsorship you need to raise is £250 and that you are personally liable for any shortfall in fundraising.

2. If you are our chosen runner, you agree to pay a non-refundable £50 registration fee to The Brain Charity, inclusive of VAT. This amount does not contribute towards your £250 sponsorship pledge. If, for any reason, you have to cancel your place or injure yourself, you will not receive a refund for monies raised and your registration fee of £50.

3. You understand that you may be contacted by a member of The Brain Charity team with a view to sharing your story at a later date.

4. You give permission for any photos taken of you at this event to be used to help with future promotion of The Brain Charity.

5. You confirm that you are not aware of having any medical conditions which would prevent you from taking part in sporting activities.

6. If you are unable to participate in the event for any reason all monies donated in support of The Brain Charity must be forwarded to The Brain Charity or returned to the individual donors. Monies already received by The Brain Charity cannot be refunded.

7. If allocated a charity place for The Brain Charity, you must agree to fundraise solely for The Brain Charity.

8. . By accepting the place, you agree to adhere to the event organisers own terms and conditions for the event.

I have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions for this event*