Great North Run Membership

Great North Run Memberships for the 2023, 2024 & 2025 term are now SOLD OUT.

If you’ve signed up to be a Great North Run member, here’s a reminder of what’s included with your membership:

Great North Run Membership

  • Bypass the entry ballot and secure your place in the Great North Run for three years (subject to payment of each year’s entry fee and registration (See FAQs below).
  • 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.

Please be aware you do still need to pay your entry fee and register each year. Your membership means you’ll be sent a link to enter and won’t need to apply for the ballot (See FAQ section below).

You can view Great North Run membership terms and conditions here.

For membership queries, including how to secure your priority place, see the FAQ section below. If your query isn’t answered below please contact us here.

Great North Run Membership FAQ

How do I secure my priority entry into the 2023 Great North Run on 10 September 2023?

All members of the Great North Run membership scheme will receive an email in November with instructions on how to secure their priority place in the 2023 event. The email is sent from so please ensure you add this address to your safe senders list and keep an eye on your junk mail folders in November.

The email will include a link to our booking partner Let’s Do This and a priority entry code that is unique to you. Follow the steps below to the complete the booking form and pay the 2023 entry fee to secure your entry.

1 Click on the link in the email to visit our booking partner Let’s Do This. Then click on the blue + button to bring up the field to enter your priority entry code.

2 Enter your unique priority entry code (found in your email) and click ‘Apply’ to gain access to the booking form.

3 Click on ‘Checkout now’ to proceed with your booking.

4 Complete the booking form and select ‘Continue’

If you receive an error message.

Your email address, surname and date of birth must match the details that we have for you (i.e. the details you entered when you bought your membership or when you entered the 2022 Great North Run). If you receive an error message, please check these details and try again. Note that the error messages appear next to all three fields, even if just one of the fields is incorrect.

5 On the next page you can choose to add on any merchandise or skip to proceed to payment.

6 Once payment is complete, you will receive a booking confirmation email from Let’s Do This confirming your entry. You will also receive an email from Great Run.

I haven’t received an email, what do I do?

Please contact the customer services team here if you haven’t heard anything by December, so they can help you get your priority entry secured before we open the ballot to everyone in January.

When do I receive my Great North Run Technical Training T-shirt?

This technical training top will be posted out in the first year of your membership term. If you join the Great North Run Membership scheme for the new term (2023-2025) this will be sent out in January 2023.

If my membership term has expired, can I renew this?

At the end of the three-year period members will be given the option to renew their membership at the newly published membership fee. We send an email to all members whose term has expired shortly before the entries for the new membership term opens.

I have secured my entry into the Great North Run but I am injured/unable to run and would like to defer my entry – how does this affect my membership term?

Membership allows the deferral of your Great North Run entry once during your membership, should you choose not to run. As a member this means you would get another year added to your membership term.

For example, if you joined for entries into the 2023, 2024 and 2025 events, but shortly before the 2024 event you had to defer your entry, you would also be eligible for a priority entry into the 2025 Great North Run.

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