Support Us Events and Fundraising Our Fundraising Events Simplyhealth Great North Run 2017 We have no more places available for the 2017 Simplyhealth Great North Run for Team Daisy Chain! But if you have your own place and would like to raise funds for Daisy Chain please contact the fundraising team.The Great North Run is the premier event in the Great Run series and firmly established as Britain’s biggest participation event. From just 12,000 runners at the very first staging in 1981, the event has now grown to a record 55,000 accepted entrants from over 100,000 applicants in 2012. Starting in Newcastle, the course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge, goes through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. Live music, on course refreshment and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way.For more information, contact the Fundraising Team on 01642 531248.