Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

If you are able to make a donation to NASS today, we'd be so grateful.


Simplyhealth Great North Run

** UPDATE **

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Great North Run has been cancelled. Due to this, the event organisers have introduced a free virtual event for everyone to take part in on 13 September 2020. Please visit the website for more information and to sign up.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at


Event info:                                                                                                                                                                 

Date: Sunday 13 September 2020

Location: City Centre, Newcastle

Registration fee*: £25

Minimum sponsorship pledge*: £350

*These rates are for charity places – if you have your own place to run through the ballot, there are no minimum sponsorship targets, but we will still welcome you onto Team NASS and support you every step of the way.

Why join Team NASS?

  • You’ll get one-to-one fundraising support from our team to help you achieve your sponsorship target
  • We will send you a free NASS running vest to wear on the big day
  • We are dedicated to supporting your preparations for the race, answering all your questions and helping you plan your day
  • You’ll be joining an incredible community of people inspiring each other to raise awareness of axial SpA (AS) and help transform the future of people living with axial SpA (AS).

Sign up now

Contact us to ask for an entry form for one of our charity places. If you’ve already secured your own place through the ballot, we would also love to welcome you to the team. Get in touch with us and start your journey with NASS today!


Email Katie or Fareen with any questions or for any further information.

Check out the Great North Run website for more details about the race.

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