It’s a new year with fresh goals to aim for. So why not set a challenge… to kick-start your running, to earn an epic medal, to be part of something special, to run your city! Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at a Great Run event near you, running through the heart of some of the UK’s most iconic cities. Each event has decades of history, the biggest and most celebrated event in the region, a must-do event in the running calendar.
Great Birmingham Run
Birmingham’s biggest and best running event is back in 2022. For the first time the 10k and HM will take place on the same day.
Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run
Make it a family event. The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run takes place on the same day as the Great Birmingham Run.
Great Manchester Run
Take your place on the 10k or HM start line, and soak up the unbeatable atmosphere. If you're going to do a run in Manchester, make it the greatest!
Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run
Don't leave it all to the grown ups, come and get involved in the Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run.
Great North Run
57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon.
Junior & Mini Great North Run
The Worlds biggest and best kids running event is back in 2022. Sign up to the reminder service to be notified when entries open.
Great North 5k
Soak up the atmosphere and join us for a fun and fast 5k on the Friday of the Great North Run weekend.
Great North 10k
Test yourself on the slog of the Tyne at the Great North 10k.
Great North Family Run
A run for the whole family, taking place on the Great North 10k weekend.
Great Bristol Run
Bristol’s much-loved running event returns to the city’s streets in 2022, with the 10k and HM taking place on the same day.
Great Bristol Family Run
Make it a family event with the 1 mile family run at the Great Bristol Run weekend.
Great Scottish Run
Scotland’s biggest running celebration returns to Glasgow in October 2022.
Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run
Make it a fun day out for the whole family. The Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run returns to Glasgow on 1 October 2022!
Great South Run
The Great South Run is the south coasts biggest and best running weekend and not to be missed! Take on the 5k or 10 mile in 2022, Entries are now open!
Junior & Mini Great South Run
Mini 1.5k & Junior 2.5k. Make it a Great day out for all the family in Portsmouth, the UK's best waterfront city.
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Monitor Your Training
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We’ve got news!
Let’s Do This, an innovative platform that is changing the way people find and enter events, has become our new booking partner.
All your Great Run entries will now be taken through the platform, which has seen investment from likes of sporting superstars, Usain Bolt and Paula Radcliffe. We’re excited to welcome Let’s Do This to the Great Run family and continue improving the booking experience for our customers.