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Great Run Press & Media

Welcome to the Great Run online media centre where you will find up to date information on all Great Run and Great CityGames events including:

  • Media accreditation
  • Elite athlete Start Lists
  • Downloadable press packs for Great Run events
  • Flash quotes
  • Results 
  • Social media links
  • Downloadable free to use event images 

For all other enquiries please contact the Great Run communications team on:
(0191) 272 7033

Read the latest stories on all events here and updates from our bloggers here 

Media Accreditation

Please follow this link to apply for media accreditation for any Great Run or Great CityGames events. 
Most passes will be posted out before events, but there will be facilities to pickup passes on the day. 

Event Information

All Events

Weekend Contacts/TV Times
Full weekend Press Pack

Simplyhealth Great North 5k/ Simplyhealth Junior & Mini Great North Run - Saturday 9 September

About the Event/Media Facilities/Social Media
Course Maps

Great North CityGames - Saturday 9 September 2017

About the Event/Media Facilities/Social Media
Athletes to Watch

Simplyhealth Great North Run - Sunday 10 September 2017

About the Event/Media Facilities/Social Media
Course Map
Start Area Map
Finish Area Map
Celebrity List
Roll of Honour
Notes to Editors

Start Lists

Great North CityGames

Start List

Simplyhealth Great North Run

Elite Men
Elite Women
Elite Wheelchairs

Press Releases

Great North CityGames

Peacock and Browne To Face Off At Great North CityGames
Best Of British To Take On Distance Events At CityGames
British Long Jump Trio Compete At Great North CityGames
Aries Merritt Returns For Great North CityGames
World Champion Mitchell-Blake To Take On Collins
British Sprinting Talent On Display At North CityGames


Simplyhealth Great North Run


A Great North Run Question of Sport for Celebrity Field
Great North Run Joins Great Exhibition of the North
Feyisa to Rival Farah for Great North Run Honours
Brenda Aims to Walk Final Steps at North Run
Alan Shearer's Children to Take on Great North Run
Norfolk Family Come Together in Father's Memory
Keith's Ready To Return To Great North Run
Coast to Coast Challenge for Fundraiser Emily
Epileptic Teens First Half Marathon
Daughter Following in Father’s Footsteps
Award Winning Fundraiser Runs for MND
Mum Takes up Running for Family Friend
Grandma Running as Little Miss Sunshine
Team Enter Great North Run in Rachel’s Memory


Newcastle Students Running for Mental Health
Singer on the Run with Great North Song
Paul Returns to North Run in Memory of Younger Sister
Mum’s North Run for Daughter with Cystic Fibrosis
Brothers Take on Simplyhealth Great North Run Together
Claire Lomas Returns to Great North Run to Cheer on Dad
Brendan Foster Set for Honorary Starter’s Role
Sir Mo Aiming to Make it Four in a Row
Alan Set for Another Great North Run Reunion
Randstad Partners with Simplyhealth Great North Run
Simplyhealth Great Run Day – Be Part of It
Couple Enter North Run to Promote Health Hearts
Leeds Runner Overcoming Crohn’s Disease
Durham Cricketers Take on Simplyhealth Great North Run
Runner Fundraising for Sporting Memories
Dad’s Weightloss Journey Inspired by Son
Family of Four Fundraising at Great North Run
Father Supporting Special Needs Charity for Sons
101 Dalmations for Couple’s 101st Half Marathon
Great North Run Champion to Defend Title
Mum Encourages 4,500 to Run Ahead of Great North Run
Dave’s a Whole New Man After Beating Cancer
Take That Tribute Hope for Greatest Day at Great North Run
Great Run Events to Form Part of National Championships


Ex Sprinter Merry to be Great North Run Pacer
Eddie’s Ready to Fly the Flag for Malawi
Matt Takes on Great North Run as Part of Bucket List
Pavey, Keitany and Ritzenhein Announced
Three More Countries in Great World Run Initiative
Seeing Double at the World’s Favourite Run