AJ Bell Great North Run 2023
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Staged since 1981 and truly part of the fabric of the North East, 60,000 determined and dedicated runners make the Great North Run the World’s biggest half marathon. Famous for its warm local support, unbeatable atmosphere and the millions raised for good causes, the experience is second to none. Running from city to sea, the route takes runners on a memorable 13.1 mile journey, starting in Newcastle City Centre before a grandstand finish at the stunning 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.
Sun, 10 Sept 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields NE2 4PZ, UK
Sun, 10 Sept 2023
Great Run can’t wait to see you on the iconic Great North Run start line. Running from city to sea, the route takes runners on a memorable 13.1 mile journey, starting in Newcastle City Centre before a grandstand finish at the stunning South Shields coast.
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- 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
How to get there
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PZ, UKGet full directions
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.
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/ who can verify your entry and give you details on how to collect a replacement pack on race weekend.
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.
Entrants must 17 and older to participate in the Great North Run.
There are no cut-off times but there is a sweep vehicle as the organiser is under pressure to open the closed roads.
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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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