Join our team for the 2022 Simplyhealth Great North Run!

A New Year, a New Challenge. What will you do in 2022 for butterflies and moths?

Whether you're a seasoned runner or nervous first-timer, you could be part of the electric atmosphere of the Simplyhealth Great North Run. 57,000 runners take part and this year you could be one of them!

Get your guaranteed discounted place for just £25 and a minimum fundraising target of £500 (excl. Gift Aid).

Runners taking part int he Great North Run half marathon.

Apply for 2022

Join us and receive:

  • a digital welcome pack full of hints, tips and training and running plans
  • a pack to help you maximise your fundraising
  • a complimentary professional Butterfly Conservation running t-shirt

Got your own place?

If you're lucky enough to have a ballot place from the event organisers, we'd love for you to join. There's no minimum fundraising commitment; we just ask you to raise as much as you can. To find out more please email: @email.

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022

Location: Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, UK.

Registration Fee: £25

Minimum Fundraising Target: £500

Minimum Age: You need to be a minimum of 18 years old to take part in this event.

Event Summary

Why run for Butterfly Conservation?

  • Butterflies and moths tell us about the health of our environment; in the countryside, in our gardens and in our towns and cities.
  • Two-thirds of butterfly and moth species are in decline – this is a worrying sign that the environment as a whole is in trouble.
  • Butterfly Conservation is taking action to change this - helping butterflies, moths, other wildlife and everybody who loves spending time in nature.

"I’m really glad I’ve ticked the Great North Run off my bucket list, and so proud to have raised £700 for Butterfly Conservation at the same time. The atmosphere was amazing, crossing the finish line was a great feeling! Although it definitely was a once in a lifetime experience!" - Laura.

Trail runners

Got your own place? Want to run to save UK wildlife? 

We would love to welcome you to our team.

Get in touch [email protected] 


Bike forest cycle

Cycle to #savebutterflies

Prefer pedal power?

Get cycling for butterflies, moths and their amazing habitats. 

Amy Staff - Volunteer

Thank you for doing something amazing to help the planet.

Every pound you raise will go towards our vital conservation work.