Great North Run Membership

Important Information for Great North Run Members

We have compiled answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the status of your membership for this year’s event.

If 2020 was your final year of membership

I am a member whose membership was due to end in 2020, but I chose to roll my place over last year. 

Your place has been rolled over into the 2021 Great North Run as requested and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the start line. This means 2021 will be the last year of your current  membership  

I am a member whose membership was due to end in 2020, but I chose to get a refund on my 2020 place. 

 By electing to get a refund, you are not eligible for priority entry into the 2021 Great North RunAs you did not request a rollover of your entry, or a deferment of your membership, 2020 was the last year of your membership.  

I am a member whose membership was due to end in 2020, but I didn’t enter or request a deferment.  

As you didn’t enter the event or request a deferment of your membership, 2020 was the last year of your membership and you are not eligible for priority entry in 2021.   

If 2020 was your first year of membership

I am a member who was in my 1st year of membership in 2020, but I chose to roll my place over last year.  

Your place has been rolled over into the 2021 Great North Run and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the start line. 2021 will now be classed as the first year of your membership, so you will still be eligible for priority entry in 2022 and 2023 

I am a member who was in 1st year of membership in 2020, but I chose to get a refund on my 2020 place. 

Our runner’s safety is always our top priority, and to deliver a Covid-19 safe event there are likely to be limits on the capacity of this year’s event. Electing to get a refund in 2020 instead of rolling your place over means you do not currently have a place in the 2021 event, and you are not eligible for priority entry.  

As you did not request a rollover of your entry, or a deferment of your membership, 2020 counted as one year of your membership. You will still be eligible for priority entry in 2022 and 2023. 

I am a member who was in 1st of membership in 2020, but I didn’t enter or request a deferment.  

Our runner’s safety is always our top priority, and to deliver a Covid-19 safe event there are likely to be limits on the capacity of this year’s event. This year we are only able to offer places to those who had a guaranteed place in 2020. As you did not enter or request a deferment last year you do not currently have a place in the 2021 event, and you are not eligible for priority entry.  

As you did not enter or request a deferment last year, 2020 counted as one year of your membership. You will still be eligible for priority entry in 2022 and 2023.  

If 2020 was your second year of membership

I am a member who was in my 2nd year of membership in 2020, but I chose to roll my place over last year.  

Your place has been rolled over into the 2021 Great North Run and we’re looking forward to seeing you on the start line. 2021 will now be classed as the first year of your membership, so you will still be eligible for priority entry in 2022. 

I am a member who was in my 2nd year of membership in 2020, but I chose to get a refund on my 2020 place. 

Our runner’s safety is always our top priority, and to deliver a Covid-19 safe event there are likely to be limits on the capacity of this year’s event. Electing to get a refund in 2020 instead of rolling your place over means you do not currently have a place in the 2021 event, and you are not eligible for priority entry. As you did not request a rollover of your entry, or a deferment of your membership, 2020 counted as one year of your membership. You will still be eligible for priority entry in 2022. 

I am a member who was in my 2nd year of membership in 2020, but I didn’t enter or request a deferment. 

Our runner’s safety is always our top priority, and to deliver a Covid-19 safe event there are likely to be limits on the capacity of this year’s event. This year we are only able to offer places to those who had a guaranteed place in 2020. As you did not enter or request a deferment last year you do not currently have a place in the 2021 event, and you are not eligible for priority entry.  

As you did not enter or request a deferment last year, 2020 counted as one year of your membership. You will still be eligible for priority entry in 2022. 

 

 

General Information for Great North Run Members

Standard and Ruby memberships for 2020, 2021 & 2022 have sold out. If you have purchased a membership, here’s a reminder of what’s included:

Great North Run Standard Membership

  • Bypass the entry ballot and secure your place in the Great North Run for the next three years (subject to payment of each year’s entry fee and registration).
  • An exclusive Great North Run Members technical training top (first year only) worth £20
  • Free professional medal ceremony photo taken on the day of the event, courtesy of our friends at Marathon Photos, each year of your membership.

Great North Run Ruby Membership

  • Bypass the entry ballot and secure your place in the Great North Run for the next three years (subject to payment of each year’s entry fee and registration).
  • You’ll have access to your very own exclusive member’s assembly area near the front of the start line, for each of the 3 years
  • You are also entitled to a 25% discount for entry into the Great North 5k and the Great North 10k events
  • 20% discount on all 2020 Great North Run merchandise
  • You’ll get an exclusive Great North Run Members technical training top (first year only) worth £30
  • Should you choose not to run in 2020, 2021 or 2022, you can now nominate a person of your choice to take your place and run instead
  • A free professional medal ceremony photo taken on the day of the event, courtesy of our friends at Marathon Photos, for each year of your membership.

Please be aware you do still need to pay your entry fee and register each year, but your membership means you’ll be sent a link to enter and won’t need to apply for the ballot.

If you’d like more information or have queries regarding memberships, please contact us.

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