Great North Run

The Run

57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere and the millions raised for good causes.

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Sea You In September!

We can’t wait to see runners back on the iconic Great North Run, city to sea course in September, as we celebrate the return of our traditional finish line in South Shields. Whether you missed your free in-run pint (we heard this might be a thing), the incredible local support, your post-race fish and chips or just ‘that’ view as you reach the final mile, you’ll be able to soak it all in, once again.

2022 Ballot

The 2022 Great North Run ballot is now closed.

All entrants of the ballot will receive an email no later than 5pm on Friday 25 February to let them know whether or not they have been successful. If you don’t receive an email by Monday 28 February, please check your spam folder or contact us via the online webform here.

If you have any questions, see our Great North Run Ballot FAQ.

Great North Run Members

As a Great North Run member you can skip the ballot and guarantee a place on the start line of the next Great North Run.  All Great North Run members have been contacted by email with information and instructions on how to secure their 2022 place before the deadline on 31 January 2022. If you are a member and have not received an email yet, please contact us.

A reminder of what’s included with your Great North Run membership is below.
Please note, due to high demand new memberships for 2022 are sold out.

Nirvana is one of the world’s leading sport specialist travel agents and has been a partner of the Great North Run for over 20 years. Our knowledge of the event allows our specialist team to provide a range or travel and accommodation options to support you pre and post-race.

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The Route

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The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great North Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.

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What You Get

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new, special edition GNR40 medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

Exclusive Runner Offers

Take advantage of some exclusive partner offers for Great North Run entrants.

Exclusive 15% Off!

Enter the code GR15 at checkout for an exclusive 15% off the entire Runderwear range - including our award-winning running underwear, socks and bras. test…

CLIF Training Pack

Building on a successful partnership over the last two years we are delighted to announce the return of CLIF as our official sports nutrition partner…

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Runners Rewards

Your Great North Run finishers’ medal (and t-shirt!) gives you access to plenty of offers from local businesses around Newcastle on event day, Sunday 12 September, and beyond. Simply show your 2021 medal and/or t-shirt to redeem*.

*Please check with individual vendors for specific terms and conditions.

3 Course Lunch Offer

Great North Run medal holders can get a 3 course lunch and glass of fizz for £24pp - valid Monday to Saturday until 30 September.

10% Discount

Great North Run medal holders can get 10% discount on Sunday 12 September.

20% Discount

Great North Run medal holders can get 20% off drinks at Colonel Porters on Sunday 12 September.

3 Course Lunch Offer

Great North Run medal holders can get a 3 course lunch and glass of fizz for £24pp - valid Thursday to Saturday until 30 Sept.

3 Course Lunch Offer

3 course lunch and glass of fizz £22pp for Great North Run finishers - valid Tuesday- Saturday until 30 Sept 2021.

40% Discount

Great North Run medal holders can get 40% off food and beverages purchased at the Maldron Hotel all day and night on Sunday 12 September.

10% Discount

Great North Run medal holders can get 10% off all food and drink on Sunday 12 September, show your race number to qualify.

10% Discount

Great North Run finishers can get 10% discount on entrance to the Castle. Simply show your t-shirt and medal on the door. Discount runs until…

Free Bottle of Water

Give me water! OK you got it! Show us your winning GNR40 medal and refuel with some delicious, fresh Sushi. Get a free bottle of…

20% Discount

Great North Run participants can get 20% off at Runners Need, Northumberland Street, Newcastle. Every great run begins with the right shoe, which is why…

Free Beer

Free Beer with any Pizza for the first 100 Great North Run finishers through the door at The Social Cafe Bar, 27 Ridley Place, NE1…

20% Discount

Great North Run medal holders can get 20% off food and drink at The Wonderbar, Newcastle, on Sunday 12 September.

10% Discount

Great North Run medal holders can get 10% discount on food (only; excluding drinks), valid until 11 October 2021. Offer valid on Mondays (Dinner) and…

Free Chicken & Beer

Free bowl of Korean Fried Chicken & 1 pint of Asahi Draft Beer for Great North 5k Runners if you dine with us over the…

Free Kids Meal and Drink

Complimentary kids meal & juice drink for Junior and Mini Great North Run participants who can show proof of medal. Must order from kids menu.…

Run For Charity

There are lots of different organisations offering runners the chance to take on the Great North Run in their name.
You may be able to secure a Great North Run charity entry with one of our charities below, by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.


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Run for

Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we’ve achieved so much, but we won’t stop until we’ve beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.

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The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let’s make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.

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Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy, your determination to help us find a cure. We know that training for a run isn’t easy. But we need you to beat that snooze button, beat the weather, beat the wall – beat everything that stands between you and the finish line.

Run for us and join the race to beat dementia.

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Blood Cancer UK is the leading blood cancer research charity.

We’re here for everyone affected by blood cancer by funding world leading research, providing support and campaigning for change. Run with us at the Great North Run and every pound raised will help us beat blood cancer.

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We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. Join our team today and you can help us be there for anyone facing breast cancer. Contact Amy or Charlotte on 0345 092 0804 or email to sign up for your fundraising support pack and bespoke running vest.

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When you run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You run for the people you love. You run for mums, for dads, for brothers, for sisters, for friends, for loved ones. You run to fund research that helps to keep families together. One life saving breakthrough at a time.

Champions like you have helped get them this far – heart transplants, clot busting drugs, genetic testing and so much more. So join the BHF, and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, you can beat heartbreak forever.

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Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. 70% of adults receive no support within the first 12 months of diagnosis, and are likely to encounter poor education, high unemployment, depression, loneliness and financial insecurity throughout their lifetime. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

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With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.

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We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We’re here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Join the movement for better mental health today and be part of something great!

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The Stroke Association are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. We believe in life after stroke and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. With your support, together we can conquer stroke. and prevent stroke.

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