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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...

Early in 2016, we at the Great Run Company revealed our ambition for the Great North Run half marathon to boast a participant from more nations in the world than any other single running event.

After becoming the first of its kind to welcome our millionth finisher over the finish line in 2014, we set out on the mission to recruit runners from as many United Nations countries as possible to take part in the iconic half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields, on September 11, 2016.

More than 90% of the 193 UN Member States will have an entrant on the start line, with runners recruited from Azerbaijan to Zambia - ensuring that this year's Great North Run will be the most global event we've ever organised.

We are confident that we will have more countries represented than any other running event in history. To put this in perspective, the men's marathon at the 2016 Olympic Games had 82 countries represented.

The global representation will ensure the world's biggest half marathon has an even greater atmosphere than ever before. And, if you were born in one of the countries listed below - why don't you come down and join the party?

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Countries represented

The countries listed below are represented

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

We still need you!

The countries listed below are looking for representation

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Congo
  • Congo
    (Democratic Republic of the)
  • Comoros
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    (North Korea)
  • Lao
    (People's Democratic Republic)
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
    (Federated States of)
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
    (South Korea)
  • 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
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uruguay
  • Zimbabwe

Enter and run
for your country!

Ways to get in touch:

 #GNRWorldRun
 international@greatrun.org