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Great Run




It’s been more than a year since we saw high-fives at the finish, runners posing with their medals, finisher’s t-shirts being worn with pride and beaming smiles on faces. It’s shaping up to be an action-packed year of running and we can’t wait to see you all again!

Be Your Greatest with us in 2021, the year of 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

May Accumulator Challenge

Complete 15 runs (or more) in May and navigate all four steps of our Runners’ Roadmap. 


Celebrate our 40th Birthday by travelling back in time with us to take part in the original Great North Run - wherever you are! GNR81 is free to enter.

12 Sep 2021
Great North Run

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

April Accumulator Challenge

Spring into action this April! Complete 16 runs (or more) and earn yourself an egg-stra special medal.

11 Sep 2021
Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Worlds biggest and best kids running event is back in 2021.

Junior April Accumulator Challenge

It’s time to cluck up the courage for April’s eggs-tra special junior challenge! The Spring Chicks is for ages 9 & under and The Good Eggs for ages 10 to 14.

04 Jul 2021
Great North 10k

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

Distance Challenge

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

10 Sep 2021
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.

Couch to 5k Challenge

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

04 Jul 2021
Great North Family Run

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

Great North Run Solo

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

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.

Get Race Ready

We have created a series of Great Run Solo challenges to guide you through your event training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape.

19 Sep 2021
Great Bristol Family Run

Make it a family event at the Great Bristol Run weekend.

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.

25 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.

03 Oct 2021
Great Scottish Run

Scotland’s biggest running celebration returns to Glasgow, and this year it's all about the comeback! Take your place on the 10k or HM start line.

02 Oct 2021
Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run

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

10 Oct 2021
Great Birmingham Run

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

10 Oct 2021
Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run

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

17 Oct 2021
Great South Run

The Great South Run is the south coasts biggest and best running event. 10mile and 5k. Not to be missed!

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.

Great Run

Great Run Solo virtual running challenges are designed to keep you moving, push you further, and to help you train for your next Great Run event.
Choose your next challenge today.

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