Credit: Radio Gateshead (Gateshead News)

The Great North Run is enjoyed by thousands of runners every year, raising much needed funds for some incredible charities.

The general ballot date has been revealed – here’s all the information you need.

When does the General Ballot open?

The General Ballot opens on 10th January 2022.

Reminder Service

The Great North Run website has a special Reminder Service in which you can sign up to, so you do not miss your chance at signing up.

If you would like to sign up, click here.


Speaking about the 40th anniversary of the run, last year, the organisers said:

“We waited almost two years to run together and we hope you had a day to remember. Thanks so much to everyone who came along to celebrate GNR40 with us! From our brilliant NHS heroes who were the official starters of the race, to the first northener winning the race since 1985, the weekend was a real show of regional pride, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

So whether you ran the 40th Great North Run, came along to cheer on the runners, watched live on the BBC, or showed your support online – thank you for being a part of it.”

“If you want to do it all again next year, back on our original route, sign up to our reminder service to be notified when Ballot entries open in January 2022.”

Will you be signing up? Have you ran the race before in a previous year? Let us know on social media @radiogateshead!

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