Virtual Great North Run Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions 

General Conditions of Entry to Great Run Virtual Events (© Nova International Ltd) 
In these Conditions the following definitions shall apply: 
"Agreement" - the agreement between you and Nova International Limited comprised of the Virtual Event Conditions and these Conditions of Entry; 
"Virtual Event" - the virtual event organised by Nova International Limited; 
"Virtual Event Conditions" - the terms and conditions, in addition to these Conditions of Entry, provided to you by Nova International Limited in respect of the Virtual Event; 
"Virtual Event Start Date" - the start date of the Virtual Event, as specified in the Event Conditions; 

“Virtual Event End Date” – the end date of the Virtual Event, as specified in the Event Conditions; 
"Participation Cost" - the amount, if any, payable by you to Nova International Limited in consideration of your participation in the Virtual Event, as specified in the Event Conditions;  

"we", "Great Run" - means Nova International Limited trading as Great Run; 
"you" - means you the Virtual Event participant. 
Nova International Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (company number 3300783). Great Run is a trading name of Nova International Limited. Nova International Ltd is the merchant selling entries in the Event. 


1.1. By submitting your application and paying the Minimum Participation fee you are agreeing to enter the Virtual Event and also agree to abide by these Conditions of Entry, the Virtual Event Conditions and any instructions given to you by the organisers of the Virtual Event. 

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2.1. Participation in some of our Virtual Events require the use of a 3rd party mobile application.  You will be notified of this requirement during the event promotion and at the point of entry.   It is your responsibility to: 
2.1.1 Ensure that you have downloaded the 3rd party app and registered for an account within that app successfully. 
2.1.2 Ensure that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of use of the 3rd party app before you create an account within that app. Please note that the Terms and Conditions of use of the 3rd party app are separate and addition to these Great Run Virtual Event Terms and Conditions. 
2.1.3 Ensure that you are familiar with the workings of the 3rd party app.   

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3.1. If your address details change after you have submitted your application, you can login to your profile on and change your postal address. If you have any queries regarding this please email details of your old and new addresses and date of birth to or write to Nova International Limited, P.O Box 1355, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE99 4BZ. 
3.2. If you choose to purchase merchandise from us as part of your participation in the Virtual Event we will send this merchandise to the address held on our system.
3.3. We take no responsibility for items lost or misplaced in the post or, if you fail to comply with condition 3.1, for items despatched to the wrong address. 

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4.1.It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct equipment, footwear and clothing for your participation the Virtual Event, taking into account weather conditions, your planned running route, and your estimated run time. 
4.2.It is your responsibility to ensure your own safety during your participation of this Virtual Event, including but not limited to:
4.2.1.the selection of safe and appropriate running routes and a time of day for your activity
4.2.2.obeying all highway and traffic regulations
4.2.3.ensure that you adhere to appropriate government advice in place with regard to your chosen activity, including but not limited to social distancing measures
4.2.4 ensure that you maintain appropriate levels of hydration, taking into consideration the weather conditions in your location
4.3 You acknowledge that we will not provide any assistance to you during your run, including but not limited to hydration supplies (e.g. water), volunteers, marshals, or medical assistance.
4.4 We take no responsibility for any accidents or injuries sustained during your participation in the Virtual Event.
4.5 We recommend that you let a family member or friend know your intended route and the amount of time that you expect to be out.
4.6 For Virtual Events where participation is open to children under 18 years, it is the responsibility of a suitable adult to ensure the safety and wellbeing of a child at all times when the child is participating in the Virtual Event and that the child is closely supervised throughout.
4.7 You warrant to Nova International Limited that you are, and will be on the Virtual Event Start Date, sufficiently fit and healthy to participate in and complete the Virtual Event unaided and in accordance with this Agreement. If you are in any doubt we recommend that you seek medical advice. 

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5.1 We reserve the right to refuse entry into the Virtual Event or ask you to cease participation if:- 
5.1.1. you fail to follow instructions given by the Virtual Event organisers; 
5.1.2. you attempt to participate in the Virtual Event in a manner that we, acting reasonably, believe:-
a) may cause injury to you;
b) may cause injury to another person;
c) may damage or harm the environment;
d) is likely to cause offence; or
e) otherwise causes a risk or potential risk to health and safety including any failure, in whole or in part, to comply with the restrictions in Condition 4 above (Virtual Event Safety);
5.1.3. you take part in any ambush marketing activity 

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6.1. If the Virtual Event requires you to notify us of your successful completion, you will have  7 days from the Virtual Event End Date to do so by completing the online form that you will be directed to within our communications to you.
6.2. If required, you must upload suitable evidence to demonstrate your completion and / or self-declare your completion as instructed within our communications to you.
6.3. Unless stated otherwise in our Virtual Event communications, the Virtual Event is not a competitive race and as such:
6.3.1. There will be no winner declared
6.3.2. There will be no prizes awarded 

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7.1. You agree that your Personal Information can be stored, used by Nova International Limited and our Event partners in connection with the organisation, staging and administration of the Virtual Event. 
7.2. You agree that your Personal Information may be anonymised and the anonymised data may be used by Nova International Limited and our Event partners in connection with the compilation of statistical information and to improve health and safety procedures at future events. 
7.3. You agree that your name, image and contact details can be used by Nova International Limited and our Event partners for the purposes of:- 
7.3.1. the promotion and marketing of the Virtual Event;
7.3.2. adding you to a mailing list to keep you informed about any future events and services which we believe you might be interested in, such as leisure activities relating to either similar types of events or activities;
7.3.3. promotional and marketing material in respect of similar events, other community based activities organised by our Event Partners, (together the "Marketing Information"). If you object to such, please see Condition 7.5.
7.4. We shall take all necessary steps to ensure that Personal Information or Marketing Information pertaining or relating to you which comes into the possession or control of Nova International Limited or our Event partners shall not be:-
7.4.1. used or reproduced in whole or in part in any form except for the purposes outlined in these Conditions;
7.4.2. disclosed to any person not authorised by you to receive it; or
7.4.3  altered, deleted, added to or otherwise interfered with (except where expressly permitted by these Conditions).
7.5. If you would not like Nova International Limited or our Event partners to use the Marketing Information or Personal Information other than for purposes related solely to your participation in the Virtual Event, please e-mail Nova International Limited at You may also withdraw your consent by ticking the appropriate box on your application form. 
7.6. By agreeing to the terms and conditions you will receive a number of information emails which will include training information and latest updates on the Virtual Event itself.
7.7. By agreeing to the terms and conditions you warrant that you will not take part in any ambush marketing activity in respect of the Virtual Event. 

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8.1 It is strongly recommended that you train for the Virtual Event and prepare for the challenge. If you have not exercised before or for some time, you should consult your doctor before commencing your training for the Virtual Event. 

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9.1. In no event shall we be liable to you, whether for breach of contract, any tortious act or omission (including negligence) or otherwise, under or in connection with the Agreement for any: 
9.1.1. loss or damage; 
9.1.2. loss of profit; 
9.1.3. loss of reputation; 
9.1.4. loss of business, revenue or goodwill; 
9.1.5. loss of anticipated savings; 
9.1.6. pledges made on your behalf or by you to charity; or 
9.1.7. consequential or indirect loss, regardless of whether the loss or damage: 
(a) would arise in the ordinary course of events; 
(b) is reasonably foreseeable; or 
(c) is in the contemplation of the parties, or otherwise. 
9.2. Nothing in this Agreement shall affect our liability for death or personal injury, fraud, or any other liability to the extent it cannot be excluded or limited by law. 
9.3. You shall indemnify us and keep us indemnified against any claim made against us by a third party for death, personal injury or damage to property arising out of or in connection with your negligent actions or omissions whilst participating in the Virtual Event. 

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10.1. Once we have confirmed your participation in the Virtual Event we will not provide any refund if you choose to cancel the Agreement.  

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11. General

11.1. If there is a conflict or inconsistency between any provision contained in the body of these Conditions of Entry and any provision contained in the Event Specific Conditions, except where provided to the contrary in the latter, the Event Specific Conditions prevail to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency. 
11.2. The Agreement shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 
11.3. If any provision of the Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the validity of the remainder shall not be affected. 
11.4. The Agreement does not create, confer or purport to confer any benefit or right enforceable by any person not party to it. 
11.5. Nothing in the Agreement shall have the effect of holding the Partners out as being a partnership, joint venture, principal or agent of each other or of Nova International Limited. 

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Virtual Event Conditions - Official Virtual Great North Run

  1. The Start Date of this virtual event will be Sunday 13th September 2020 
  2. The End Date of this virtual event will be Sunday 13th September 2020 
  3. To enter and participant in this Virtual Event you must be 17 years of age or older on the Virtual Event Start Date. 
  4. Participation in this Virtual Event will require you to download and install a 3rd party app to your smartphone.   Full details will be sent to you via email in advance of the Virtual Event Start Date. 
  5. In order to access the Virtual Event within the 3rd Party app, you will receive a code.   You agree that this code is for your personal use and you will not share this code with anyone else. 
  6. For safety reasons you must not attempt to complete this event on the standard Great North Run course 

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