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The Simplyhealth Great Run partnership

The partnership between Simplyhealth and The Great Run series of mass participation events is rooted in one clear purpose; to help people make the most of life.

Massive participation seen in year one of our partnership

230K

participants

30

events

13

cities

£43m

raised for charity

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 helping every step of the way.

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.

An event for everyone

  • Half marathon
  • 10k and 5k
  • Family mile
  • Junior (1.5k, 2.5k)

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

Great personal rewards

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 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%.

Benefits beyond physical health

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%*.

Our partnership with Mind

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.

Our partnership in action

Sign up for an event today.

Make the most of life.

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