Great Run News

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Great Run events We are closely monitoring the developments with COVID-19 and will continue to take the advice of the UK government around the staging of large public events. GREAT NORTH RUN PREPARES FOR BIGGEST START LINE IN 2020 The Great North Run is preparing to celebrate its 40th staging with the largest ever number of places available to runners. A record 60,000 people will be able to line up on the start line this year RECORD NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR THE GREAT NORTH RUN BALLOT The 2020 Great North Run takes place on 13 September. Entries opened on 6 January and already a record number of people have entered the ballot. Are you in it? Wonder Woman Aly Is Officially A Record Breaker It’s official – Wonder Woman Aly Dixon is the world’s fastest superhero Great North Run To Celebrate 40th Event The landmark half marathon was first staged in 1981 where almost 12,000 people took part. Now, the Great North Run has grown to be the world’s biggest half marathon, with 57,000 people registered to take part annually Great Run's Most Inspiring Of 2019 Here, we explore the stories that have had the greatest impact in 2019 as we look forward to another fantastic year where our runners set out to be their greatest Great Run Company voted best UK event organiser Great North Run takes best Flagship Event, with five other Great Run events placing in top ten Great North Run Founders take on epic charity hike Aiming to raise £50,000 for Newcastle Hospital Trust Charity Sporting Memories Made At The Great North Run Broadcasting legend Steve Rider lead a team of celebrities from the world of sport to raise funds for The Sporting Memories Foundation in this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run. Huge Reduction in Air Pollution During Great North Run New research from Newcastle University and ENGIE for study shows air pollutants during run decreased by 80%