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Distance Half Marathon
Price REMINDER SERVICE
Location Newcastle
Date 09 September 2018
Age 17 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great North Run

Well done to everyone who took part!

Remember to watch the highlights show on BBC Two tonight at 18:00 - 19:00.

Whether you were a plodder, a jogger, a fancy dress runner, a PB-setter, a first-timer or a regular... We would like to congratulate every single one of you for making the 2017 Simplyhealth Great North Run so amazing!

If you'd like to do it all again next year, then why not sign up to the reminder service and we'll send you an email as soon as the ballot opens?

Until then we hope you find some time to relax, rehydrate, refuel and enjoy that finish line feeling.



Photos

Great news, great savings, great photos

Marathon Photos, our photo partner, is offering you fantastic savings of up to 50% on the download of your Simplyhealth Great North Run photos and video. There are many great products to buy featuring your personal photos, including the Digital Pack which provides you with all your photos available to download to your computer, now costing only £19.95.

Click here to view your personal photos and video >

Discount information

From Sunday 11 September until midnight on Sunday 24 September you can get up to a whopping 50% off!
From Monday 25 September until midnight on Sunday 8 October you'll still be able to get 35%.
After Monday 9 October you can still purchase your photos, at normal prices.
 
 
Photographers will also be positioned at the 10k and 15k points, as well as along the Coast Road.
Photos

Great Run Local

Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!

EVENTS NEAR YOU

GRL Gibside: Every Sunday, 9:15am
Gibside National Trust, Near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG

GRL Sunderland: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Mowbray Park, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 1PP

START YOUR OWN EVENT
We are always looking to increase local running opportunities. If you know of any potential venues that could make great running locations and are interested in getting a weekly event off the ground, please contact us at info@greatrunlocal.org.

JOIN US NOW  

Great Run Local

Travel

Book your 2017 Simplyhealth Great North Run accommodation and event transportation with our Official Travel Partner, Nirvana Europe and experience a stress-free event.

Founded in the North East and with the very best local knowledge of any other travel and accommodation provider, Nirvana has been chosen as the Official Great North Run Travel Partner for good reason.

Their dedicated team, with over 15 year’s experience of supporting Great North Run runners and spectators, provide all of the necessary services to ensure you enjoy your trip to the Great North Run as much as possible.

To view all of Nirvana’s travel and accommodation options, including their VIP packages, and/or book online, please visit NirvanaEurope.com email greatrun@nirvanaeurope.com or call  0191 2571750 to make a booking over the phone. 

Nirvana Europe

With accommodation available from £30 per person, as well as University options within a 5 minute walk of the Simplyhealth Great North Run start line, why look anywhere else!

What are the benefits of booking your accommodation through Nirvana?

  • Nirvana offer the best available accommodation to meet the requirements of all participants & supporters, ranging from the Great North Run Sleepover in the City to 4* city centre hotels;
  • Nirvana arrange an early breakfast on event day morning;
  • Nirvana request luggage storage, whilst you attend the Great North Run;
  • Nirvana request shower facilities, so you can freshen up after the run;
  • Nirvana can provide you with cancellation insurance to cover injury or illness, and ensure you are not out of pocket.

To book your accommodation, please click here > email greatrun@nirvanaeurope.com or call 0191 2571750 to make a booking over the phone. 

Accommodation

Nirvana can alleviate the stress of driving on the day of the Simplyhealth Great North Run, and also negate the worry of finding a parking space. 

With transfers starting from as little as £12.95 per person, you will never need to think about negotiating the road closures again!

What are the benefits of booking your event transfers through Nirvana?

  • Nirvana offer cost effective transportation for North East based runners and spectators;
  • Nirvana operate from over 30 separate transfer hub sites around the region;
  • Nirvana provide free parking at transfer hub sites;
  • Nirvana provide a one way return service from South Shields to Newcastle city centre;
  • Nirvana provide a convenient 1 night Coach, Sleep & Run service from selected locations around the UK, providing the perfect solution for anybody who requires a couple of days to travel to and from the North East.

For further information and service costs, please click here > email greatrun@nirvanaeurope.com or call 0191 2571750 to make a booking over the phone. 

Event Day Transfers

Save over 50%* on train travel to the Simplyhealth Great North Run

Take the train and arrive in the heart of the city ready to hit your start line right on time. Book your train tickets in advance at tpexpress.co.uk.

With direct services into Newcastle from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and York you can sit back, relax and leave the car at home.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 

Train

BY METRO

Tyne and Wear Metro
 
The nearest Metro station to the start of the run is Haymarket (about a 15 minute walk), South Shields station is the closest to the finish line (about 15 minute walk).
Extra Metro services will be running on the day of the Simplyhealth Great North Run, with a train every  7½ minutes to and from South Shields until the early evening to help runners and spectators get to the start and home afterwards.
We recommend you plan your journey in advance and aim to get to your destination early, especially runners, as trains will be very busy from early in the day.  
To avoid ticket machine queues on the day buy your Metro ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine or Metro wristbands from the Barilla Pasta Party on Saturday 9 September.
South Shields will be very busy after the run and there will be long queues and waiting times for Metro trains.
 
To assist with the movement of passengers and improve crowd control on the day of the Simplyhealth Great North Run, Jesmond station will be closed from 10.40am following the start of the run (please use Haymarket station), Haymarket station will be exit only (no entry) from 8.00am until after the start of the run (please use Monument station) and Chichester station will be closed from 3.00pm until later in the day (please use South Shields station).  Staff will be at the stations to help.
 
For more information visit  www.nexus.org.uk/metro/greatnorthrun 
By metro

Elites

FULL ELITE RESULTS FOR THE 2017 SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN 

 

 

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Simplyhealth Great North Run must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Elite Wheelchair entry criteria:

Distance Time
10km 45.00
Half M 1.25.00
Marathon 3.00.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2015.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC/ road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered free elite entry.
Entry Criteria

We offer overall prize money and British only prize money. Prize money will only be awarded to elite athletes not athletes who run fast times from the mass start.

*British athletes can collect both prize structures.

OVERALL BRITISH ONLY
  Men Women   Men Women
1 £600.00 £600.00 1 £1500.00 £1500.00
2 £350.00 £350.00 2 £1250.00 £1250.00
3 £200.00 £200.00 3 £750.00 £750.00
      4 £500.00 £500.00
WHEELCHAIRS 5 £300.00 £300.00
1 £400.00 £400.00      
2 £250.00 £250.00      
3 £100.00 £100.00      

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email andy.nixon@thegreatruncompany.com with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Prize Structure

Event location

Recently voted, by Guardian and Observer readers, as the best city in the UK, Newcastle is the place to visit.

Nestled next to the River Tyne, a stone’s throw from the North East coastline, and a short drive away from the rolling countryside, Newcastle has a multitude of qualities to offer any visitor.

The huge arts and culture scene offers visitors an alternative reason to visit the ‘toon’ other than its traditional buzzing bars and quirky restaurants.

Visit the popular Quayside area to see the famous Tyne Bridge that joins Newcastle and Gateshead, and pop across the tilting Millennium Bridge to visit the Baltic Gallery and the Sage concert venue.

For more information about the Simplyhealth Great North Run, and things to do in Newcastle click here >

About NewcastleGateshead

Great Runners Welcome Here

To find out how to take advantage of the free Great Runners Welcome Here offers linked to your event click here.

Your Simplyhealth Great North Run offers:

  • Browns Brasserie & Bar

    20% off food and/or drinks bill from Friday 8th September to Monday 11th September This for all runners and their families when their running number or medal is shown!
    51 Grey Street
    Newcastle
    Newcastle
    Tyne & Wear
    NE1 6EE


  • Camber Coffee

    Free coffee with any food purchase in Camber and 10% discount for all participants. Valid between 4th-12th September 2017.
    Start Fitness - Camber Coffee
    33-37 Market Street
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 6JE


  • Fit Fresh & Healthy

    10% off an order with code: GNR2017 Order via the website: www.fit-fresh-healthy.co.uk Valid until: 30/9/2017
    Fit Fresh & Healthy
    Media House
    Hobson
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE16 6EA


  • Head of Steam Quayside

    10% discount on all food and drink for everyone who's taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on 10.09.17)
    11-17 Broad Chare
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 3DQ


  • Jarrow Hall

    Adult day admission for same price as child £3, Friday 8th - Monday 11th September inclusive
    Jarrow Hall
    Church Bank
    Jarrow
    Tyne and Wear
    NE323DY


  • Marco Pierre White

    House champagne is only £25 a bottle for runners who bring in their medal. Offer is between 3pm & 7pm. 10th september
    2-8 Fenkle Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 5XU


  • Ristorante Bravi

    10% discount on the a la carte menu from 5 September to 9 September
    RISTORANTE BRAVI
    7 NORTH STREET
    TOWN CENTRE
    SOUTH SHIELDS
    TYNE AND WEAR
    NE33 1HD


  • The Grind @ No 28

    FREE WINGS AND DRINKS WITH NEWCASTLE'S BEST CHEESEBURGERS! Buy any of our Real American Cheeseburgers with Fries and get free wings as well as a free soft drink or 20% off alcoholic drinks on production of your race number or medal. Valid Friday 8th - Monday 11th September.
    No 28
    Nelson Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 5AN


  • Tilleys Bar

    10% discount on all drinks for everyone who's taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on 10.09.17)
    105 Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 4AG


  • Tyneside Bar Cafe

    Saturday night (9 September) sees a complete carby takeover of Tyneside Bar Cafe's specials boards: from pasta to potatoes we are sure to get you carb loaded and ready! Our sister venue Vicolo is also hosting a special edition of our regular 'Live in the Lane' event to help you settle your pre-race nerves, with free live music starting from 5:30pm on Saturday . You’ve finished the race and now it’s time to celebrate? We’re offering 10% discount across Tyneside Bar Cafe & Vicolo for all runners on Sunday 10 September when you show us your medal!
    Tyneside Bar Cafe
    10 Pilgrim Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE16QG


  • Ury Restaurant

    A complimentary drink on 10th September when you show your race number: 1 small glass of wine (red/white/blush), 1 small beer or 1 soft drink
    Ury Restaurant
    27 Queen Street
    Newcastle upon tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE1 3UG


  • Wylam Brewery

    50p off every pint when you present your medal
    Palace of Arts
    Exhibition Park
    Claremont Rd
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE2 4PZ


  • Zapatista Burrito Bar Grainger Street

    GRAB A FISTFUL OF MEXICAN FLAVOURS 10% off bill on production of Great North Run 2017 Race Number or Finishing Medal Valid Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Monday 11th. Not in conjunction with any other offer.
    9 Grainger Street
    Newcastle
    Newcastle
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 5DQ


  • Caffé Mio

    A free hot drink with a full English Breakfast. Valid on 11th of September only.
    299 Sunderland Road
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE34 6RB


  • Filmore & Union

    £6 Runners lunch (Any Salad or Wrap, a Power up seeded bar & OJ or Hot drink) AND a Runners reward of 10% off during September with a voucher or medal.
    Filmore & Union, Unit 7, Platform 2
    Neville Street, Central Station
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne And Wear
    NE1 5DB


  • Head of Steam Newcastle

    10% discount on all drinks for everyone who's taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on 10.09.17)
    2 Neville Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 5EN


  • Hive Coffee Company

    10% off any foods and drinks purchased at Hive Coffee Company between Saturday 9th - Monday 11th September 2017
    Hive Coffee Company
    Jarrow Hall House, Church Bank
    Jarrow
    Tyne & Wear
    NE32 3DY


  • Mantra Thai Restaurant

    10% discount on your food bill when you show your 2017 Runners' medal, valid on Sunday 10th September and Monday 11th September only.
    Mantra Thai Dining
    29 Forth Banks
    Newcastle Quayside
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 3SG


  • Quasar South Shields

    2 games for the price of 1 (£4.50 per person for 2 games). Valid Sunday 10th Sept only between 11am and 6pm. Games are 15 mins each. Minimum age 5 - no maximum age! Offer valid for whole group/party. Prebook or just turn up.
    Quasar Amusements
    Ocean Beach Pleasure Park
    Sea Road
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 2LD


  • The Central

    10% discount on all food and drink for everyone who's taken part in the Great North Run, valid on Sunday 10 September 2017 only.
    Half Moon Lane
    Gateshead
    Gateshead
    Tyne and Wear
    NE8 2AN


  • The Harbour Lights

    Free glass of fizz on arrival for all runners, valid on race day only
    The Harbour Lights
    101 lawe Road
    South Shields
    South Shields
    Tyne And Wear
    NE33 2AJ


  • Turtle Bay

    20% off you food bill when you show your medal at the Newcastle branch. Valid until 20th September 2017.
    117 Newgate street
    NEWCASTLE UPON THYNE
    NEWCASTLE UPON THYNE
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 5RZ


  • U at the County Spa

    ***Booking required, call 01912612078 or pop in to the spa to make an appointment*** Muscle aches and pains are common after exercise. So in honor of all individuals participating in the Great North Run we are offering half price Elemis massages all next week to GNR medal holders. (GNR medals must be provided in order to receive this outstanding discount)
    34 Neville Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne & Wear
    NE1 5DF


  • Vujon

    One free drink with each meal
    29 Queen Street
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 3UG


  • Youth Sport Nutrition

    Between Thursday 7th September - Monday 18th September, get 25% off all products with the discount code 'GNR25' on our website: http://youthsportnutrition.co.uk
    Youth Sport Nutrition Ltd
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Tyne and Wear
    PO BOX 347


  • Zapatista Burrito Bar Ridley Place

    GRAB A FISTFUL OF MEXICAN FLAVOURS 10% off bill on production of Great North Run 2017 Race Number or Finishing Medal Valid Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Monday 11th. Not in conjunction with any other offer.
    28 Ridley Place
    Newcastle
    Newcastle
    Tyne and Wear
    NE1 8JW


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