The Simplyhealth Great Run Partnership

The Great Run Series
Simplyhealth is proud to be the title partner of the Simplyhealth Great Run Partnership. A sponsorship that gives us the chance to promote active lifestyles across the UK, encouraging people to look after their health and wellbeing.

The Simplyhealth Great Run Series, at a glance








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About the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Run Series

As well as the Simplyhealth Great North Run in Newcastle, the world's biggest half-marathon, the Series is well-known across the UK. And with 240,000 people taking part in 27 events across nine cities this year, there's a race for everyone, of any age and ability.  


The locations


Wind through the streets of Newcastle and the North East with the Simplyhealth Great North Run. Pay a visit to Old Trafford as you tour Manchester with the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. And take in the beautiful views across the south coast with the Simplyhealth Great South Run. They’re just three of the brilliant locations you can explore on your running journey with us.

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Our 2019 Official Charity Partner

Diabetes UK is our official charity partner for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Run Series and, together, our aim is clear; to support people with their health and wellbeing. That includes bringing attention to a condition that affects millions.


Nearly 3.7 million people in the UK have diabetes. A further 12.3 million are at risk of developing Type 2. These numbers are staggering, and they're increasing. Proactive measures need to be taken and encouraged. And one of those proactive measures? Being active.


That makes this partnership with Diabetes UK, Simplyhealth, and Great Run, one of real relevance. We are all working towards Diabetes UK’s goal. To create a world where diabetes can do no harm.  

Learn more about the partnership

It's not just a run, it's the experience


The Simplyhealth Great Run Series is one of our passions. And we know that runners and spectators alike share that passion. That's why we aim to provide an experience they'll remember at every event. That experience focusses around the run. But you don't just have to turn up, take part, and leave.

Find out about how we bring our health and wellbeing expertise to the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Run Series:

A post-run stretch and warm down zone

Our PT instructor-led stretch and cool down sessions are an essential part of your Simplyhealth Great Run journey. Helping you to avoid injury and kick start your post-run recovery.

A massage centre for runners

A free 10-minute massage by one of our team of qualified therapists. Helping decrease muscle stiffness after your run. It's also an excellent aid to lymphatic drainage, which means the body's less vulnerable to infection and illness.

The Rate my Gait activity

From over-stride and cadence, to contact time and vertical displacement. Rate my Gait provides an insight into your running style. Run for 20 seconds on our treadmill and, through live technology, you’ll receive a bespoke video and an idea of how you could improve your performance.

Partnering with an Olympian

Simplyhealth is delighted to join forces with five-time Olympian and World, European and Commonwealth medallist Jo Pavey. We've done so with a shared aim. To get families exercising more.


As a mum of two young children, Jo is always keen to highlight the importance of keeping active with them. Throughout the Simplyhealth Great Run Series 2019, we'll be working with Jo to encourage families to get out and about.  Whether it's the family run, the junior run, or even the canine run, we'll provide the opportunities.


You can follow Jo's story through social media. Click on the links below for her latest news:






Are you ready?

Thinking of signing up for an event? Or simply wanting to increase your physical activity? Either way. We're here to help. 


Working with professionals across health and wellbeing and the Great Run team, we've created Train and Prepare. A hub of information to get you going. We cover expert advice to help you achieve your goal. We've got training plans. We've got insights into event days. And we've got tips on how to be run ready, preventing common injuries. In short, Simplyhealth is supporting runners every step of the way.

Train and Prepare

Say cheese and get tagging


We've set up our FanPic at three Simplyhealth Great Run events this year. The camera is positioned to capture each wave at the start line. So if you took part in one of the participating runs, find and tag yourself through the links below. 


The three events are: 


Great Manchester Run 2019

Great North Run 2019

Great South Run 2019


We have a FanPic from last year as well. Did you take part in the Great North Run 2018?

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