A person who has been accepted as an entrant into the 2020 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 2021 event.
Once the entrant has committed to withdraw their entry you cannot be reinstated into the 2020 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 2020)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following text:
I am unable to take part in the 2020 Great North Run and would like to withdraw my entry in return for a guaranteed entry into the 2021.
My name is
My date of birth is
My post code is
Withdrawal Request Online (to request once run pack has arrived)
After 1st July we cannot stop your run pack from being posted to you so you will need to wait for this to arrive before requesting the withdrawal (as you will need to know your run number).
Visit www.greatrun.org/withdraw and complete the online form before the deadline of 6pm on the night before the run (Saturday 12th September 2020).
Then return your run number/timing chip to the following address (you don’t need to return the event day magazine). You will need to pay for postage.
2020 Great North Run Withdrawal
PO Box 1355
Newcastle upon Tyne
Withdrawal Request in Person (on Saturday 12th September)
If withdrawing your entry in person you must take your run number/timing chip to our Great North Run information point on Saturday 12th September. More information about our location and opening hours will be added closer to the event weekend once they are confirmed.
What Happens Next:
After the 2020 event has taken place we will go through the withdrawal requests. Entrants who opted for withdrawal will be added to a database and will be contacted via email in November 2020 with instructions of how to register and for their priority place in the 2021 event. Charity withdrawals will be passed back to the relevant charity to action. If no email is received, the runner can email email@example.com to request the instructions.
Runners will be given a period of 28 days to register and pay for their priority place in the 2021 Great North Run.
Once this time period has passed the offer of the priority place automatically lapses and the race organisers have no further commitment to providing a place to the runner in the 2021 event.
Transferring the guaranteed place to another person will not be permitted.