IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE - 15 JUNE 2020

Today, we have confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Great North Run and the Junior & Mini Great North Run. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic mean it isn’t possible to stage the event as planned this year. 

We haven’t taken this decision lightly. The Great North Run raises over £25m for charity, and is an important day in the North East calendar. Over the past few months, we’ve worked hard, and in close consultation with our medical teams, local authorities and key partners to try and find a way to run the Great North Run weekend which both observes social distancing rules, and, crucially, doesn’t impact on our local NHS. We have also looked at holding the Great North Run weekend later in the year. But, as things stand, and even as the situation improves, it isn’t going to be possible to meet these goals with any certainty, and so, with just under three months to go we have concluded that the best course of action is to cancel. 

We know how disappointing this is, but we’re sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Junior and Mini Great North Run

We will offer all Junior & Mini entrants a full refund. We know that entries for this event are sought after and don’t want you to miss out on a place in the next Junior & Mini Great North Run (currently scheduled to take place on 11th September 2021). We will offer all 2020 entrants a priority entry window before the next event goes on sale. We'll be in touch with more information on this in due course. 


Refund Process

You don’t need to do anything to claim your refund, we will process it automatically to the card you paid on.  The refund will be your full cost of entry. Please note this refund will be processed after 31st July 2020. It will take us a little while to process refunds, so we ask you to bear with us after this time whilst we process your refund.

FAQs

We've put together a list of questions and answers around the cancellation of the Junior & Mini Great North Run:

What is the status of the Junior & Mini Great North Run? 
The 2020 Junior & Mini Great North Run is cancelled. 
 
Do I get a refund for my child’s place in the Junior or Mini Great North Event?
We will offer all Junior & Mini entrants a full refund. You don’t need to do anything to claim this, we will process it automatically to the card you paid on. The refund will be your full cost of entry. Please note this refund will be processed after 31st July 2020. 
 
Does my child get a guaranteed place in 2021?
We understand that the demand for places in this event is so great that getting a place is no mean feat and we don’t want you to miss out on a place in the next Junior & Mini Great North Run (provisional date of 11th Sept 2021). Therefore, we will be offering all 2020 entrants a priority entry window before the next staging of the event goes on sale. We will be in touch in due course with more information on this.
 
Why can’t my child’s place be rolled over into 2021?
Due to the complex scheduling of waves and potential changes in age groups it is not possible to consistently roll every child over into next year. We will however be providing all 2020 entrants with a priority window to enter the 2021 event.