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2014 saw the millionth finisher cross the finish line
2016 saw more nations represented on the start line than any other single running event
2017 and the mission continues...

At the beginning of 2016, the Great Run Company announced what was to become a very successful campaign. We set out with the ambition for the Great North Run, officially the world’s biggest half marathon, to become a truly global event, the Great World Run.

Such was the success of the campaign that, out of 193 UN recognised nations, a staggering 178 countries were registered to take part in the event on 11 September 2016. A global group standing together as one on the start line, experiencing the special atmosphere that helps make the Great North Run what it is, focused on their united goal.

So what began as a one year initiative is set to become the World'’'s Favourite Run Club, an integral part of the iconic half marathon that stretches from Newcastle city centre to the coast at South Shields. Because of course, we can't stop now...

If you were born in one of the countries listed below and would like to be considered for the Great World Run Club at the 2017 Great North Run on Sunday 10 September, we’d love to hear from you.

Email us at international@greatrun.org or tweet us using #GNRWorldRun


On the world map above, zoom into the highlighted green areas to learn country facts and figures

 

 

Countries represented

The countries listed below are represented

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
    (Plurinational State of)
  • Bosnia Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
    (The former Yugoslav Republic of)
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Korea
    (South Korea)
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
    (United Republic of)
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Uzbekistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

We still need you!

The countries listed below are looking for representation

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Bahamas
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Congo
    (Democratic Republic of the)
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Kiribati
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    (North Korea)
  • Lao
    (People's Democratic Republic)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
    (Federated States of)
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uruguay

Enter and run
for your country!

Ways to get in touch:

 #GNRWorldRun
 international@greatrun.org