A person who has been accepted as an entrant into the 2018 Simplyhealth Great North Run who subsequently decides not to run prior to the event is eligible for a guaranteed place at the standard entry fee in the 2019 event.
Once the entrant has committed to withdraw their entry you cannot be reinstated into the 2017 event. Your decision is final.
All requests to withdraw entry must be made prior to the event. No withdrawals will be made retrospectively.
The following procedures must be adopted when requesting a withdrawal:
- Withdrawal by Email (can be done before 1st July 2018)
If you would like to withdraw your entry please email email@example.com with your request. Please clearly state your name, date of birth and post code.
- Withdrawal Request Online (after 1st July 2018)
We will guarantee you an entry for the 2019 event providing that you follow these simple instructions before the deadline of 6pm on the night before the run (Sunday 9th September 2018).
- Visit www.greatrun.org/defer
- Select the event
- Return your run number/timing chip to the following address (you don’t need to return the event day magazine)
2018 Simplyhealth Great North Run
PO BOX 1RY
Newcastle upon Tyne
- Withdrawal in Person (on Saturday 8th September)
If withdrawing your entry in person you must take your run number/timing chip to our Great North Run information point on Saturday 8th September.
We will be based at the Great North Run Pasta Party and open between 10am - 5pm. This is located on the Mill Road Car Park, Gateshead, NE8 5JB).
What Happens Next:
Entrants opting for withdrawal will be added to a database and will be contacted via email in November, prior to the opening of the ballot for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great North Run.
Charity withdrawals will be passed back to the relevant charity to action. Runners will be given a period of 28 days to commit and pay for the guaranteed place in 2019. Once this time period has passed the offer of the guaranteed place automatically lapses and the race organisers have no further commitment to providing a place to the runner in the 2019 event. Transferring the guaranteed place to another person will not be permitted.