The Simplyhealth Great Run Partnership

As title partner of the Simplyhealth Great Run Series, we’re supporting you every step of the way. Whatever level you are, we’ve designed a new Active health plan to support you before, during and after your run.

Your health is our top priority. 

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Supporting you every step of the way

230K

participants

30

events

13

cities

£43m

raised for charity

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At Simplyhealth we help millions of people make the most of life by supporting them with their health and wellbeing. Through our partnership with the Great Run series and Mind, our charity partner, we aim to encourage even more people to benefit from better physical health and mental wellbeing.

The Simplyhealth Great Run series

The Simplyhealth Great Run series provides opportunities to run in events all across the UK: from the world's biggest half marathon to a family mile. Whether you're taking part for the first time, running with a club, your family or just for fun, Simplyhealth will be supporting you every step of the way.

 

With our Active plan we’ll pay towards the costs of sports massage, gait analysis, health assessment and more to let you focus on being your personal best. 

 

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Across the UK

You can join us at any one of 30 events, hosted in 13 cities across the UK from Aberdeen in the north to Portsmouth in the south. 

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The Simplyhealth Active Plan

To help you reach your peak performance, our Active plan has you covered. Cover for sports massage, gait analysis, health assessments and more, you won’t want to run without it.

Join today and get your first 2 months free (T&C’s apply). 

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Getting the most out of your run

 

From sports massage and gait analysis to a ‘body MOT’, our new Simplyhealth Active Plan will help you budget for your health treatments.

 

In the videos below, as 2018 European 1500 metre champion Laura Muir explains the importance of therapies to keep you healthy as you run. Don’t wait for an injury, see a qualified professional for a sports massage to help:

She also answers an important question: why run?

 

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Running is scientifically proven to be good for the body and mind

Great personal rewards

Male runner taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Winter Run happily crossing the finish line

Crossing the line creates a great sense of achievement; the rush of endorphins and the associated euphoria can become quite addictive.

 

It's not just a short term high. The NHS reports* that the benefits of running and regular physical exercise are proven to lower your risk of: heart disease by up to 35%, type 2 diabetes by up to 50% and osteoarthritis by up to 83%.

 

*Read NHS advice on being active

Benefits beyond physical health

Group of happy runners with arms in the air taking part in one of the Simplyhealth Great Run events

It isn't just about minimising physical health issues, exercise can help take care of your mental wellbeing too.

 

Sadly one in four people experience a mental health problem in any given year and it's medically proven that people who regularly exercise can reduce the risk of depression and suffering from dementia by up to 30%*.

 

*Read government report on physical health

Our partnership with Mind

Image of celebrity Stephen Fry taking during an interview with the mental health charity, Mind, discussing his battles with mental health

Every year, Mind provides advice and support to millions of people who are experiencing a mental health problem. Together, we want to raise awareness and understanding of the link between physical activity and mental wellbeing and raise funds for the essential support provided by this wonderful charity.

 

Stephen Fry opens up about his battles with mental health and the work being done by Mind in a candid interview.

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