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As one of the world’s most popular half marathons, Brain Research UK is delighted to have a team at the event!

You can be a part of Team #BrainResearch by running the Great North Run, either securing a place through the Public Ballot, or by running on one of our Charity Places.

Why run for us?

We want to give you the best possible experience – so you have a run to remember whilst helping to raise funds for vital brain research to help people living with neurological conditions live better, longer.

We support our amazing team of runners with:

  • a special Team#BrainResearch Training and Fundraising Pack  
  • fundraising support from our dedicated team of fundraisers
  • regular emails to keep you motivated and informed
  • a specially commissioned Brain Research UK Running Vest

How to get a place in the Great North Run

Through the organiser’s Public Ballot

Details about the public ballot for the Great North Run are available on the Great North Run website the ballot will close on 12th February. If you are successful in the ballot you can still join Team#BrainResearch and run for people with neurological conditions but if you are unsuccessful or decide not to apply though the ballot please contact us about a Brain Research UK Charity Place.

Apply for a BrainResearch UK Charity Place

We have charity places in the Great North Run. To apply, please complete our application form. We will consider a range of factors when allocating our places: personal reasons for taking part, fundraising targets and plans, as well as the order applicants have applied in.

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Alternatively, contact our team by emailing  or calling 020 7404 9982