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Many events are being postponed and cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus. For the most up to date information, please check with the event hosts.

We will continue to update our website with all relevant news when we know it and we will continue to support our fundraisers throughout this period – please get in touch via email or our social channels if you have any questions. ERUK would like to thank each and every one of you for your commitment and dedication to our cause.


Like research, taking on a challenge event takes time, planning and preparation - but fear not! ERUK is here to support you every step of the way...

Why not give our very own Team Captain, Mehreen, a call to discuss your plans?

Email Mehreen

The Great Run Company have made the tough decision to cancel this year’s event, with next year’s Great North Run now set for September 12. Please get in touch to enquire about a place. Until then, why not view our virtual race options here.

LOCATION: Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields (North East)

DATE: Sunday 13 September, 2020              

DISTANCE: 13.1 miles


Minimum Sponsorship: £300

Closing date: TBC

An incredible day to be part of as you join 57,000 runners taking part in this world famous half marathon. It truly is an iconic event. The route is lined with support cheering you along to the finish and you’ll feel a great sense of achievement as you cross the finish line in South Shields.

Email Jo to secure your place

Entry for this event is open – just pay your entry fee to get registered! Simply contact Jo, our Community & Events Manager, at [email protected] or call us on 020 3096 7887.

If you’ve already got your own place in this event, we’d love for you to be part of #TeamERUK. Get in touch to receive your ERUK sports clothing, materials and dedicated fundraising support.

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or it’s your first event, you’ll receive:

  • a striking, high quality ERUK running vest, T-shirt or cycling jersey (event dependant)

  • dedicated fundraising support

  • help with promotion on social media

  • cheering packs available for your support team

  • post race party to celebrate your incredible achievements!

If you have any questions, please contact our Community & Events Manager, Jo, at [email protected] or call us on 020 3096 7887.

Thank you for being part of this powerful community working together to achieve a life free from epilepsy.


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