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Distance Half Marathon
Price REMINDER SERVICE
Location Newcastle
Date 09 September 2018
Age 17 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great North Run

Priority entries into the 2018 Simplyhealth Great North Run are now open!

More details on priority entry can be found here >

If you'd like to experience that finish line feeling at the the world's greatest half marathon, then make sure you sign up to the reminder service and we will let you know when entries into the ballot open.

The Simplyhealth Great North Run welcomes 57,000 runners, plodders, sprinters, walkers and plenty of fancy dress outfits, to the start line in Newcastle upon Tyne every year. From the start line in the city centre, the 13.1 mile route takes runners across the iconic Tyne Bridge and past thousands of cheering crowds in Gateshead before heading out towards South Shields and the coast. With musical entertainment, charity cheer points and plenty of local support, this half marathon is definitely one to tick off your to-do list!

 

 



Great North Run Membership

You are eligible to apply for a Simplyhealth Great North Run membership if:
 
·      You took part in the the 2017 event
·      Your current membership is due for renewal
 
Great North Run membership costs £65 and entitles you to guaranteed, priority entry into the Simplyhealth Great North Run for the next three years (2018, 2019 and 2020).
 
This does not include your entry into any of the three events, which must be purchased separately.

Benefits of becoming a Simplyhealth Great North Run Member are:

  • You will bypass the entry ballot and guarantee your place in the Simplyhealth Great North Run for the next three years
  • You'll receive an exclusive Great North Run Members technical training top
  • You'll also receive a free professional medal ceremony photo taken on the day of the event, courtesy of our friends at Marathon Photos, each year of your membership
  • You will get 2 additional tickets to the Barilla Run Pasta Party for your family and friends
Membership details
  • If you completed the 2017 Simplyhealth Great North Run you are eligible to become a Great North Run Member.
  • The cost of your membership is £65 + your entry into next year’s event which is £55
  • Therefore the total cost for the first year (2018) is £120
  • In subsequent years you will receive an email directing you to priority entry, which will allow you to purchase your place directly and bypass the ballot system
  • To become a Great North Run Member you must log in to Great Run using the same username and password you used to sign up for the 2017 event
New members
  • If your current Great North Run membership term has expired this year (2017) you are eligible to renew
  • The cost of your membership is £65 + your entry into next year’s event which is £55, therefore the total cost for the first year (2018) is £120
  • In subsequent years you will receive an email directing you to your priority entry, which will allow you to purchase your place directly and bypass the ballot system
  • To renew your Great North Run Membership you must log in to Great Run using the same username and password you used for your previous membership
  • Membership renewal is now available on a first come first served basis until midnight on Friday 26 January 2018

Renew today >

Membership renewal
  • If you are an existing Great North Run Member (i.e. you became a member less than three years ago), or deferred your 2017 entry, you are entitled to priority entry in the Simplyhealth Great North Run 2018, which takes place on Sunday 9 September 
  • To secure your place you must log in to Great Run using the same username and password you used for your membership
  • Priority entry is now open; you MUST register and pay for your place by midnight on Friday 26 January 2018 to secure it

Secure your place today >

Current members

If you’d like to contact a member of our customer services team please email us at info@greatrun.org

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Great Run Local

Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!

EVENTS NEAR YOU

GRL Gibside: Every Sunday, 9:15am
Gibside National Trust, Near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG

GRL Sunderland: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Mowbray Park, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 1PP

START YOUR OWN EVENT
We are always looking to increase local running opportunities. If you know of any potential venues that could make great running locations and are interested in getting a weekly event off the ground, please contact us at info@greatrunlocal.org.

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Great Run Local

Event location

Recently voted, by Guardian and Observer readers, as the best city in the UK, Newcastle is the place to visit.

Nestled next to the River Tyne, a stone’s throw from the North East coastline, and a short drive away from the rolling countryside, Newcastle has a multitude of qualities to offer any visitor.

The huge arts and culture scene offers visitors an alternative reason to visit the ‘toon’ other than its traditional buzzing bars and quirky restaurants.

Visit the popular Quayside area to see the famous Tyne Bridge that joins Newcastle and Gateshead, and pop across the tilting Millennium Bridge to visit the Baltic Gallery and the Sage concert venue.

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Elites

FULL ELITE RESULTS FOR THE 2017 SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN 

 

 

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great North Run must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Elite Wheelchair entry criteria:

Distance Time
10km 45.00
Half M 1.25.00
Marathon 3.00.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2015.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC/ road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered free elite entry.
Entry Criteria

We offer overall prize money and British only prize money. Prize money will only be awarded to elite athletes not athletes who run fast times from the mass start.

*British athletes can collect both prize structures.

OVERALL BRITISH ONLY
  Men Women   Men Women
1 £600.00 £600.00 1 £1500.00 £1500.00
2 £350.00 £350.00 2 £1250.00 £1250.00
3 £200.00 £200.00 3 £750.00 £750.00
      4 £500.00 £500.00
WHEELCHAIRS 5 £300.00 £300.00
1 £400.00 £400.00      
2 £250.00 £250.00      
3 £100.00 £100.00      

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email andy.nixon@thegreatruncompany.com with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Prize Structure

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