Withdrawal policy

If you are unable to run and have to withdraw from the 2019 Simplyhealth Great North Run, we will guarantee you an entry for the 2020 event providing that you follow these simple instructions:

  • Complete the online withdrawal form
  • Return your run number/timing chip to Simplyhealth Great North Run Withdrawal Policy, PO Box 1RY, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE99 1RY
    (N.B there is no need to return the Great Run magazine)
  • All online withdrawals will close at 6pm on Saturday 7th September

If you live outside of the UK or if your run number/timing hasn’t arrived by Monday 2nd September 2019 please email info@greatrun.org to request the withdrawal so we can action this on your behalf.

Please note that entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances, (see terms and conditions). However, we do offer the option to apply for a guaranteed entry for the following year.Once the entrant has committed to withdraw their entry they cannot be reinstated into the event. If we subsequently find that a withdrawn race number has been used, the entrant then forfeits their guaranteed entry in the subsequent years’ event.

In order to secure your guaranteed place in 2020, you must meet the deadlines outlined in the withdrawal process and pay the entry fee for the 2020 event.

We will contact you via email in November 2019 with details of how to register and pay for your guaranteed place (please ensure you keep the email on your Great Run account up to date). Great Run cannot be held responsible for unreceived emails; if you have not heard anything by December regarding your 2020 entry it is your responsibility to get in touch to request entry information.


Online withdrawal form

Withdrawal requests for the 2019 Simplyhealth Great North Run will open Monday 5th August and closes at 6pm Saturday 7th September.