Pride in Sports

Working with Newcastle Council, alongside the European Professional Club Rugby and Heineken Cup, we launch our Pride in Sports campaign. With this, we’ll build on our involvement in LGBT accessible sport making sure that our community have safe spaces to take part in team events without any prejudice towards sexuality or gender identity.

Get Involved – SimplyHealth Great North Run® Challenge

As part of this campaign, we are going to be supporting four individuals take part in the iconic SimplyHealth Great North Run®, which is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place on 8th September throughout Tyneside.


Northern Pride will create a team, lead by our chair Ste, to train hard, improve fitness levels and compete in the run.


Plus, not only is the place in the run secured…

To ensure that our team is fully prepared, we will provide successful applicants with the following;



  • Access to the state-of-the-art facilities at any one of GO Gateshead seven leisure centres, which includes five gyms, five large pools and over 200 weekly fitness classes.
  • 12 month membership to Newcastle Frontrunners
  • Entry into Newcastle Frontrunners LGBT 5k run on Friday 19th July, part of the Northern Pride Festival!
  • Access to a Level 7 Athletics Coach for support and 121/team coaching sessions
  • Nutritional and fitness plans
  • A workshop to get ‘running fit’ and how to avoid injury along with injury prevention advice to the lead up of the event curtesy of The Performance Clinic in Gateshead
  • The Performance Clinic will also provide discount to any treatments, delivered by their elite team of sports physiotherapists who work with British Athletics
  • Free yoga and meditation sessions from Yogabutterfly in Gateshead
  • A free Northern Pride running top and hoody in the Alex LGBT flag of your choice
All we ask for in return from successful applicants are the following;



  • A minimum of £400 raised in sponsorship for Northern Pride to help keep our summer pride festival FREE
  • A minimum commitment of attending one Newcastle Frontrunners training session per month
  • To attend all team training, yoga, meditation and assessment sessions (dates will be worked around your availability)
  • To share your progress via social media, through videos, blogs and photos
  • To attend any press/media sessions including Northern Pride’s radio show when scheduled
  • Completion of the LGBT 5k and the SimplyHealth Great North Run®

If you would like to apply to join the challenge, simply complete the form here and send a short video of yourself, telling Northern Pride why you should be picked, why you need the support, and what would it mean to you to be a part of the team! Send your video to


Applications will close on Friday 8th March, and the successful applications will be chosen by Friday 15th. Good luck!