Great North Run

If you'd like to be part of the 40th Great North Run on Sunday 13 September make sure you enter the ballot between 10:00 on Monday 6 January and 21:00 Sunday 9 February.



GNR40

 
The 40th Great North Run takes place on Sunday 13 September 2020, but it all began back in 1981. And since then over 1.2 million people have taken part, making it the world's biggest and best half marathon!
 
Whether you've made the journey from Newcastle to South Shields as a participant, spectator or volunteer - you've all made the event what it is today! Take a look at the video that is sure to stir up the emotions and pride that the event brings to the region.
 
If you'd like to be part of this year's event, don't forget to enter the ballot before 9pm on Sunday 9 February.

Important ballot information

2020 Great North Run Ballot FAQ’s

When does the ballot for the 2020 Great North Run entries open?

The general ballot for the 2020 Great North Run will open at 10:00 on Monday 6 January and will close at 21:00 on Sunday 9 February.

You will be asked to submit payment details for the entry fee (£58) and for any optional merchandise/event registrations you may wish to purchase when completing the entry form. The total amount will only be taken if your ballot entry is successful when the ballot is drawn. Please ensure you have enough funds in your registered account on Monday 10 February. 

All entrants of the ballot will receive an email on or before Friday 14 February to let them know whether or not they have been successful.

How does the payment work?

Your account will be verified with a zero amount transaction. Your credit limit will not be affected. If your ballot entry is successful when the ballot is drawn, the total transaction amount will be debited. Please ensure you have enough funds in your registered account on Monday 10 February. 

I’ve just spotted that my card will expire before the ballot is drawn? Can I change the card details?

Once you have entered the ballot you cannot change the card details, you would need to be withdrawn so you can re-enter the ballot using the new card. Please email info@greatrun.org to request to be withdrawn from the ballot. Please include your name, date of birth and postcode so the customer services team can locate your entry.

I’ve realised I can no longer take part in the 2020 Great North Run, can I withdraw my entry from the ballot?

Please email info@greatrun.org to request to be withdrawn from the ballot. Please include your name, date of birth and postcode so the customer services team can locate your entry. You would need to send your request in by 12noon on Friday 7 February.

How do I know if I have been successful in the ballot?

All entrants of the ballot will receive an email on or before Friday 14 February to let them know whether or not they have been successful. We will also upload a ballot check facility on the website. 

I have been unsuccessful in the ballot, how else can I secure a place in the event?

If you are unsuccessful in the ballot you can still apply for a place via one of the charities that have purchased a charity package.

The full list of which charities are available can be found here. You would need to contact a charity directly to ask for more information about securing one of their places.  

2019 Ballot FAQ’s

What you get

  • Exclusive medal and t-shirt
  • Goodie-filled finisher’s pack
  • Timing chip for accurate results
  • Free training and advice
  • Security of closed roads
  • Be part of the world's most iconic half marathon

Celebrities