Great North Run
Join Beat at the iconic Great North Run in 2019!
Want to join Team Beat and be part of the movement to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders? Apply today to be part of the world's iconic half marathon!
Thanks to our amazing team of fundraisers, our Helplines services are open 365 days a year, offering support and guidance to those affected by eating disorders.
When you run with Beat, you'll receive:
- a support pack with fundraising help and materials
- a free running top to wear on race day
- access to a Facebook group where you can chat to other runners
- support from our community fundraising officer to help you reach your fundraising target, sending you extra materials and help right up to the big day!
When I was 21 I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. Until earlier this year there were very few people who knew or that I had talked to about it. During a campaign for mental health week I shared my story for the first time and was surprised at how well received it was. I’ve always found that eating disorders are still treated as quite a taboo subject yet many people suffer from them.
I chose to run the 2018 Great North Run for Beat to not only raise money for an amazing charity but to also raise awareness and hopefully get people who may be suffering to open up and realise there is support available to them. Running was a major part of my recovery and it was an amazing feeling to use something I’m so passionate about to raise money for a charity so close to my heart. - Rachel