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

Currently, the Great North Run is still scheduled to take place on Sunday 13 September, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the issues surrounding COVID-19/Coronoavirus will have been resolved before then, making it safe for all runners to take part in this fun and exciting challenge. NASS does still have guaranteed places available for our amazing supporters to run for us in 2020. If you are interested in securing a spot to represent NASS, get in touch with our friendly fundraising team.

We suggest all our runners follow the Great North Run on their social media platforms to keep updated with any announcements or changes, and we urge you to continue to follow government guidelines around outdoor exercise whilst training. You can get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

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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