The official 2022 Great North Run finisher’s t-shirt and medal were revealed in Newcastle today by Sir Brendan Foster and local artist James Dixon, of Lines Behind, who has created this year’s mementos in his signature style.
The hotly anticipated design tells the story of the iconic event through an intricate illustration, which incorporates the people, places and experiences that make the world’s biggest half marathon so unique.
Amongst many familiar elements, it pays homage to the shouts of Oggy, Oggy, Oggy from runners as the race gets underway, the ubiquitous ice pops offered out by spectators along the route and beloved Red Arrows fly-past.
Sir Brendan said, “The event means so many things to so many people, it’s great to see some of those shared experiences brought to life here in a way runners will be able to relate to.
“Whether 2022 is your 41st Great North Run or your first, this year’s t-shirt will be an incredible souvenir that will bring back great memories every time you pull it on.
“It’s been great to be able to work with James to create this fantastic design in his signature style, and I know it will resonate with anyone who has ever been part of the event, whether as a runner, volunteer or spectator.”
James said, “Designing the t-shirts and medals for this year’s Great North Run has been a dream come true.
“The Great North Run is one of the region’s best loved events and I’ve taken part myself many times. I can’t wait to see all those thousands of runners proudly wearing their t-shirt after the event.
”I love seeing people going into the pubs and restaurants or on their journey home, with their medals too, its massive for me that this year, that medal will be my work.”
The design will also be featured on a range of exclusive Great North Run memorabilia including; prints, mugs, greetings cards and more, all available on the Lines Behind site from today. Post-race a range of personalised items will be available, with the option to include runners name and finish time.
To find out more and to be one of the first to get your hands on this official memorabilia click here.