Join thousands of your friends and neighbours at a Great Run event near you this year, running through the heart of some of the UK’s most iconic cities. Each event has decades of history, the biggest and most celebrated event in the region, a must-do event in the running calendar.
Great Manchester Run
If you're going to do a run in Manchester, make it the greatest. 2023 Earlybird entries are now open - don't miss out!
Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run
Don't leave it all to the grown ups, come and get involved in the Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run.
Great North Run
57,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest and best half marathon.
Junior & Mini Great North Run
The Worlds biggest and best kids running event is back on 10 September. Juniors, don't miss out! Mini entries are already sold out.
Great North 5k
Soak up the atmosphere and join us for a fun and fast 5k on the Friday of the Great North Run weekend.
Great North 10k
We’re excited to announce a brand new 10k route for 2022, taking runners on a tour of the Tyne.
Great North Family Run
A run for the whole family to get involved in, part of the Great North 10k event.
Great Bristol Run
Bristol’s much-loved running event returns to the city’s streets in 2022, with the 10k and HM taking place on the same day.
Great Bristol Family Run
Make it a family event with the 1 mile family run at the Great Bristol Run weekend.
Great Scottish Run
Scotland’s biggest running celebration returns to Glasgow in October 2022.
Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run
Make it a fun day out for the whole family. The Junior & Mini Great Scottish Run returns to Glasgow on 1 October 2022!
Great South Run
The Great South Run is the south coasts biggest and best running weekend and not to be missed! Take on the 5k or 10 mile in 2022, Entries are now open!
Junior & Mini Great South Run
Mini 1.5k & Junior 2.5k. Make it a Great day out for all the family in Portsmouth, the UK's best waterfront city.
Great Birmingham Run
Birmingham’s biggest and best 10k and half marathon running event returns to the city in May 2023. Sign up to be notified when entries open!
Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run
Make it a family event. The Junior & Mini Great Birmingham Run takes place on the same day as the Great Birmingham Run.
Last Minute Tips for a Great Run
The countdown has begun and the excitement is starting to build – and perhaps even a few nerves. Take a deep breath: your big day is almost here!
But even though most of your training is behind you, there are still lots of things you can do in the final run-up to maximise your chances of race day success…
Whether you’re training for your first event or have your eye on a half marathon PB we’re here to support you every step of the way. Browse our training advice, learn how to get the most out of your running and download a training plan here.
We have listened to our runners and share their concerns around sustainability, so whilst still wanting to provide an important memento for each runner who takes part in a Great Run we are aware of the impact on the environment that unnecessary garment production has. As a result of this we have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events for 2023. Runner can choose to forgo their finisher tee shirt at the point of entry and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Their ambition is to plant and establish 20million trees by 2030. Find out more here.
We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a minimum of £20,000 in 2023. This initiative forms part of our pledge to minimise the environmental impacts of our events and move to embed sustainability at the heart of our organisation and culture.