Great North Run

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Staged since 1981 and truly part of the fabric of the North East, the support you will experience on the course is second to none. 2022 sees the event returning to its regular route taking you from Newcastle City Centre to the scenic South Shields coast. Come and experience a once in a lifetime race experience and you will take home your exclusive finishers medal and tee shirt along with incredible memories of being part of history. To be part of this world famous event you will need to first enter the ballot for the hugely oversubscribed 60,000 places. The ballot is open from 10am on Monday 10th Jan until 9am on Monday 21st Feb 2022. All entrants will then be notified by email whether they have been successful or not.
Participants
Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 11 Sept 2022
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Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields, United Kingdom
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Based on 39,900 participants

Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields, UK
Start times
Sun, 11 Sept 2022
Half Marathon:
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Races summary
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£59.00
Route information
After two long years, Great Run can’t wait to see you back on the iconic Great North Run, city to sea course, in 2022. They'll be celebrating the return of their traditional route, starting in the heart of Newcastle Upon Tyne and finishing in South Shields.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finishers Medal
  • Exclusive finishers t-shirt
  • Finishers goodie bag
  • Bragging rights as a Great North Runner!
  • Free training plan
  • Unrivalled oncourse music entertainment zones to keep you motivated
  • Incredible crowd support
  • Access to local Runner Reward offers
  • Pre-race training advice and motivation
  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route as well as access to all event information
  • Oncourse hydration stations
  • Post event finisher village with activations and giveaways
  • Chip-timed results
  • Closed roads
  • Marked and marshalled route
  • Full medical support
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Finisher's Medal
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
Road Closures
Ensure you plan your journey to the start line in advance of the big day as there will be a number of road closures in place and your usual routes into the city may not be available.
These will be confirmed closer to event day.
Event day logistics
Exact timings will be confirmed closer to event date.
Race Pack
Your race pack will be sent out in the post approximately 3 weeks before the event, it will include your race number and your timing chip.
Once you have received your race pack, you must read all the information as this is important preparation and will make sure you enjoy your day.
You do not need to register on the day.
There will be Great Run Information points on the day for if you have any last minute queries.
If your race pack doesn't arrive please contact the organiser at https://www.greatrun.org/contact/ExternalLink who can verify your entry and give you details on how to collect a replacement pack on race weekend.
Start Times
Your start time and wave allocation will be based on your estimated finish time when you enter. You can determine what wave you are in by looking at your race number, which you will receive in your race pack.
Age Requirements
Entrants must 17 and older to participate in the Great North Run.
Sweep Vehicle
There are no cut-off times but there is a sweep vehicle as the organiser is under pressure to open the closed roads.
Ballot Checker
To check the status of your 2022 Great North Run ballot application, please enter your booking reference in the form on this pageExternalLink.
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Great Run
Great Run is the UK’s biggest mass participation sports business. They have been creating and delivering major, televised, mass participation events for over 4 decades. In that time, over 4.7m runners, swimmers and cyclists have been cheered across the finish line. Their signature event is the world’s biggest half marathon, the iconic Great North Run, which reached its milestone 40th event last year. The Great North Run evolved into a UK wide series of events, giving over 200,000 runners the chance to achieve their goals every year.
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Recent Questions
Joanne Illingworth
7/1/2019
As a slow runner I’m always near the back. Will their still be any support for the slower runners
Stephy Dennis
7/1/2019
Hi there! There will be just as much support for the slower runners as there is for the faster runners :)
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Joanne Illingworth
7/1/2019
As a slow runner I’m always near the back. Will their still be any support for the slower runners
Stephy Dennis
7/1/2019
Hi there! There will be just as much support for the slower runners as there is for the faster runners :)
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2/15/2022
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