Great North Run

The Run

57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon – famous for its warm North East welcome, unbeatable atmosphere and the millions raised for good causes.

Entry £59

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Sea You In September!

After two long years, we can’t wait to see runners back on the iconic Great North Run, city to sea course, in September. We’ll be celebrating the return of our traditional finish line in South Shields and we hope you’ll be able to join us.   

Whether you missed your free in-run pint (we heard this might be a thing), the incredible local support, your post-race fish and chips or just ‘that’ view as you reach the final mile, you’ll be able to soak it all in, once again, in September.  

The 2022 Great North Run ballot is now open and closes at 9am on Monday 21 February. 

Great North Run entries are open to runners aged 17+ on the day of the event.

Ballot Information

To join the Great North Run ballot, click the link above and complete the ballot registration form, powered by our booking partners Let’s Do This. 

You will be asked to submit payment details for the entry fee (£59) and for any optional merchandise you may wish to purchase. You will need to authorise this payment, if requested by your bank, in order to complete your entry, however no funds will be removed from your account unless you are successful in the ballot draw that will take place on or around Monday 21 February. It is important that you have the necessary funds available in your account at the time of the ballot draw.

You will receive a confirmation email shortly after you complete your registration and that’s all you need to do.  If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder.

All entrants of the ballot will receive an email no later than 5pm on Friday 25 February to let them know whether or not they have been successful.

For more information, or if you have any questions see our Great North Run Ballot FAQ.

GNR Ballot

Great North Run Members

As a Great North Run member you can skip the ballot and guarantee a place on the start line of the next Great North Run.  All Great North Run members have been contacted by email with information and instructions on how to secure their 2022 place before the deadline on 31 January 2022. If you are a member and have not received an email yet, please contact us.

A reminder of what’s included with your Great North Run membership is below.
Please note, due to high demand new memberships for 2022 are sold out.

2021 Highlights

What Our
Runners Say

The spectators made it feel really special and every charity station cheered me on. The medal and goody bag were top notch. I’d highly recommend this race
Love It, will go back every year. I have done the Great North Run 10 times over many years. It’s always a special and different event every year.
The best event ever. My 6th consecutive and I intend to keep going. Everything is superbly organized, it’s like a massive family. The volunteers are amazing.
So many wonderful supporters and volunteers made it a fantastic day. Running over the Tyne Bridge with the red arrows overhead is something I’ll never forget!
Great day. Great weather. Great atmosphere. Great supporters. Great experience. Great time. Great North Run.
The Great North Run was a brilliant experience and a very well-organised event. There was a fantastic atmosphere with incredible support.
Best in the world. This event cannot get better.

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The Route

The next Great North Run on Sunday 11 September 2022, will take place back on our original route, finishing in South Shields.

Entry £59

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The Route


The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the Great North Run start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.

Entry £59

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What You Get

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new, special edition GNR40 medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

Make It Personal

If you’d like a special memento from the day, you can purchase your very own iTAB to attach to your Great North Run medal ribbon. Personalise your iTAB with your name, finishing time, and even a special message.
Just £7.99 including postage and packing.

Run For Charity

You may be able to secure a Great North Run charity entry with one of our charities by agreeing to raise sponsorship money.


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Run for

Join forces with the team that will get you to the finish line. We're the only ones fighting over 200 cancer . Our life-saving work is funded entirely by the generosity of our supporters, so every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, and every runner. One in two people now survive cancer. Together we've achieved so much, but we won't stop until we've beaten it altogether. Join the team today and we will beat cancer.

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The Bobby Moore Fund was set up in memory legendary footballer Bobby Moore, who sadly died from bowel cancer aged just 51.To date the Bobby Moore Fund has raised over £20 million. The funds are spent on world class bowel cancer research carried out by leading scientists working across the UK. With your support, bowel cancer stands no chance. Let's make Bobby proud and help beat it sooner. Join the Bobby Moore Fund team today.

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Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. We can beat it, but we can’t do it alone.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy, your determination to help us find a cure. We know that training for a run isn’t easy. But we need you to beat that snooze button, beat the weather, beat the wall – beat everything that stands between you and the finish line.

Run for us and join the race to beat dementia.

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Blood Cancer UK is the leading blood cancer research charity.

We’re here for everyone affected by blood cancer by funding world leading research, providing support and campaigning for change. Run with us at the Great North Run and every pound raised will help us beat blood cancer.

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We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. Join our team today and you can help us be there for anyone facing breast cancer.

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When you run for the BHF, you run to beat the world’s biggest killers. Conditions like heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia. You run for the people you love. You run for mums, for dads, for brothers, for sisters, for friends, for loved ones. You run to fund research that helps to keep families together. One life saving breakthrough at a time.

Champions like you have helped get them this far - heart transplants, clot busting drugs, genetic testing and so much more. So join the BHF, and fix your eyes on the finish line. Because together, you can beat heartbreak forever.

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Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. 70% of adults receive no support within the first 12 months of diagnosis, and are likely to encounter poor education, high unemployment, depression, loneliness and financial insecurity throughout their lifetime. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.

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With your help we can do more for people living with cancer, giving each person the support they need to look after all that matters and take care of their health, protect personal relationships and deal with work and money worries. We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis, so they’re able to live life as fully as they can. You can be someone who makes that happen.

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Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We'll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Join the team today and with each step you take, each pound you raise, and every conversation you have, you will be a champion of mental health, ensuring that everyone has somewhere to turn to for support and advice.

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The Stroke Association are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand our reach to as many stroke survivors as possible. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. We believe in life after stroke and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. With your support, together we can conquer stroke. and prevent stroke.

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Junior & Mini
Great North Run

There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of happy, smiling, active kids racing around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.
The Junior and Mini Great North run is back on Saturday 10 September.

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