Sign up to walk, run, jog the Great North Run NHS Wave Events
Last year, many of you dipped your running toes in the water by taking part in the Great North 5K and our very own NHS wave.
We have continued to strengthen our partnership with the Great North Run Company, which this year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the world’s biggest half marathon, and are asking staff to take part in – and save the date for – two important events.
The Great North 10K takes place on Sunday 28 June (the date the first Great North Run took place in 1981), the Great North 5K takes place on Friday 11 September, both are NHS Wave events.
We’re calling on runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities to get involved! We’re hoping to build on the success of last year and want to see a huge NHS wave proudly flying the flag for the NHS. This could be a great way to harness your team spirit and celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 with a fun team event.
There is a discounted rate for NHS staff. Entry prices are: £21 for the 10k, £14 for the 5k and you can pay by payroll giving.
You may also want to consider running the Great North Run itself for Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity which supports all of our services, wards, specialities and departments. If you’re interested please email
The Great North Run Company has also produced a series of training packs, ranging from absolute beginners to those who can run a little already, which can be downloaded from our Flourish website.