When will the Great North Run take place – and how can I participate?

It’s that time of year again when thousands are expected to take part in this year’s Great North Run as it returns to South Shields.

The annual tradition will return to the Northeast again in September after successfully continuing last year, but was canceled in 2020 due to Covid.

Tradition sees dozens of people of all ages and physical abilities participate as they pass through the region, regardless of the weather.

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And now, the ballot has just opened for the event this year – here’s how to participate, when you’ll know it, and how much it will cost.

How to enter

With entry starting at £ 59, you can now submit your ballot by clicking here and registering for the half marathon on Sunday 11 September.

The ballot will then be drawn on Monday February 21 and you will be notified by e-mail if you have been selected before Friday February 25.

The event will start at its usual location in Newcastle city center before passing through Gateshead and South Shields.

What the organizers said

A spokesperson said: “After two long years, we look forward to seeing the runners again on the iconic Great North Run, city-sea course, in September.

“We will be celebrating the return of our traditional finish line to South Shields and we hope you can join us.

“Whether you missed your free pint (we heard that could be one thing), the amazing local support, your post-race fish and chips, or just ‘that sight when you hit the last mile you will be able to permeate everything, again, in September. ”

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