Supporting us Fundraise for us Join a fundraising event Walks and runs The Great North Run 2019 Ataxia UK are delighted to announce that we have a limited number of places in the Great North Run 2019. This popular Half Marathon, returns on Sunday 8 September 2019. There is always a real buzz surrounding this run which takes place in and around Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The 13.1-mile route takes runners through the city centre towards the River Tyne where thousands of people will cross over the iconic Tyne Bridge; if you're lucky you might catch a glimpse of the Red Arrows passing overhead. From there, runners will travel through Gateshead while being entertained by the Bands on the Run: musical entertainers playing along the way! The route, lined by thousands of supporters, leads runners to South Shields where, at the top of Prince Edward Road, the view of the sea is one of the most welcoming sights along the whole course. From that point there is just over a mile to go as the crowds get louder and runners make their way down the final straight towards the finish. Apply for a place! We've only got a few places and they usually go fast: careful not to apply too late! Complete our application form so we can grab your details. We also encourage you to apply through the public ballot, which opens in January, to increase your chances of securing a place. Please take part and raise vital funds to continue supporting those living with ataxia and to fund research into treatments and a cure. We also have places in various other runs in different parts of the country, so please get in touch if you’re interested in taking part in another exciting event for Ataxia UK!