Find Your
Great Run




In just a few months’ time we’ll be doing what do best and putting on amazing events through the streets of Great Run cities across the UK. We couldn’t be more excited to see you back on a (real) start line, where you belong!

The outlook for the Great Run Series 2021 is looking positive. To keep runners safe there will be covid secure measures in place, but the thrill of running through your city’s streets and the unbeatable feeling of crossing the finish line, will be even more special this year.

Whether you do it for the challenge, to fundraise for charity, or simply for fun, join us because this year it’s all about the comeback! Find your Great Run below.


  • Anglia
  • London
  • Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • Northern Ireland
  • Outside the UK
  • Scotland
  • South
  • South West
  • Wales
  • Yorkshire
  • 10 Mile
  • 10K
  • 5K
  • Half Marathon

Great North Run Solo

Following on from the hugely popular challenge last year, Great North Run Solo is back in 2021! Complete 25 runs in the build up to event day.

11 Sep 2022
Great North Run

57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon.

Great Bristol Run Solo

Get race ready! Start running from 26 July. Sign up before 23 August

10 Sep 2022
Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Worlds biggest and best kids running event is back in 2021. General entries open at 10am on Thursday 29 July.

Great Manchester Run Solo

Get race ready! Start running from 2 August. Sign up before 30 August.

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 Scottish Run Solo

Take on the Great Scottish Run Solo virtual running challenge. Complete 25 runs in 8 weeks. Start running from 9 August.

July 2022
Great North 10k

Test yourself on the slog of the Tyne at the Great North 10k.

Great Birmingham Run Solo

25 Runs in 8 weeks. Start running from 16 August and sign up before 13 September.

July 2022
Great North Family Run

A run for the whole family, taking place on the Great North 10k weekend.

Great South Run Solo

Get race ready! Start running from 23 August and sign up before 20 September.

19 Sep 2021
Great Bristol Run

Bristol’s much-loved running events return to the city’s streets. For the first time the 10k and HM will take place on the same day.

Distance Challenge

Virtual running distance challenges designed to keep you racking up the miles over a 7 or 28 day period.

19 Sep 2021
Great Bristol Family Run

Make it a family event with the 1 mile family run at the Great Bristol Run weekend.

Couch to 5k Challenge

Gradually build your way to a 5k in 9 weeks with the Great Run Solo Couch to 5k Challenge.

26 Sep 2021
Great Manchester Run

Manchester’s iconic event returns to the city’s streets. Take your place on the 10k or HM start line and be part of the unbeatable atmosphere.

26 Sep 2021
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.

17 Oct 2021
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 (Saturday 16th) or 10 mile (Sunday 17th).

16 Oct 2021
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.

01 May 2022
Great Birmingham Run

Birmingham’s biggest and best running events now return to the city’s streets in 2022. For the first time the 10k and HM will take place on the same day.

01 May 2022
Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run

The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run takes place on the Great Birmingham Run weekend in May 2022.

02 Oct 2022
Great Scottish Run

Scotland’s biggest running celebration will now return to Glasgow in October 2022.

02 Oct 2022
Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run

Make it a fun day out for the whole family. The Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run will now return to Glasgow in October 2022.


We’ve created a series of exclusive, official Great Run merchandise collections for 2021 – available to buy now.
Browse the full range at the Great Run Shop.

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