6 May

Oxfam Set For Great North Offensive

Oxfam runners and supporters

After a successful year as official charity of the Virgin London marathon, Oxfam is now going to have their biggest ever running team at the Bupa Great North Run. The event, scheduled this year for Sunday, September 18, is the world's largest half marathon.

The public ballot for the Great North Run has closed, and with demand for places far exceeding supply there is always disappointment for those who miss out. But Oxfam still have charity places available for the unique event and would welcome you on their team.

Oxfam is getting involved with running, and in a big way. As well as being the official charity at London last month, they are the principal charity partner of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and this year will have one of the biggest and best supported teams in the Great North Run.

By running for Oxfam at the Great North Run not only will you get to compete in one of the world's best known races, but you'll also be helping to change the lives of millions of people living in poverty around the world. Check out what's involved in joining the Oxfam team and signing up for a Great North Run charity place at the Oxfam website.