Official race charity of 2019

Headway Norfolk & Waveney is one of three official race charities for 2019.

The charity help support people in our region with traumatic and acquired brain injury, including strokes, their families and carers to regain confidence and overcome challenges.

If you choose to run for the Headway, you’ll be able to enter for free under the condition you commit to fundraising £100 for them.  Runners will receive a free special Headway-edition Run Norwich t-shirt or vest.

Entries for Headway are now sold out. If you would like to join a waiting list for places, or have any other queries, please contact them at [email protected].

Whom do the charity help?

Whom do the charity help?

The processes of rehabilitation and learning to come to terms with the changes resulting from a brain injury can be very challenging. Individuals and family members not only have to adjust to new physical and cognitive limitations, but also have to process the connected emotions and feelings of grief, depression and frustration.

In 2017/18, Headway Norfolk & Waveney, supported over 200 people affected by brain injury and stroke through support sessions and carer programmes.


All Headway runners will receive a branded Run Norwich 2019 race shirt / vest, and can benefit from the following additional fundraising rewards:

  • Raise £100 – Thank you pack
  • Raise £250 – Thank you pack and a Headway Hero tote bag
  • Raise £500 – Thank you pack, Headway Hero tote bag, and a framed artwork by client
  • Raise £1,000 – All of the above, plus a framed official race photo

Why your support matters

Brain injury can happen to anyone at anytime. Headway Norfolk and Waveney support people with acquired brain injury, their families and carers to regain confidence and overcome challenges.

At Headway, they offer a range of services including one to one support working closely with people to maintain or increase independence, or with specific issues such as self-neglect and hoarding.

Occupational Therapists along with support workers and the rest of the team at Headway are at the forefront, working with clients to help improve and rehabilitate.

The money raised will be used to support this work and directly help people in Norfolk affected by a brain injury or stroke.

Find out more about Headway here.

"The easy bit is surviving the injury; the hard bit is when you get home."


Headway Norfolk & Waveney


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