Great North Run Events 2021 in the diary as organizers announce a Covid-safe comeback


This week, the Great North Run program money-out offers are being made to help families sign up and start planning activities after the lockdown.

The organizers of the Great North Run and the number of other events that take place around it have announced the dates for this year’s diary. One thing – the upcoming Great North 10k – is offering a special entry price this week to celebrate the start of the program.

After running events were largely canceled last year due to Covid, the favorites will return from summer with full safety measures.

The Great Run Company organizers say, “We know that there is still a lot of uncertainty in our lives right now. While there is still a lot of work and planning going on behind the scenes, we felt it was the right time. You can look forward to something, something that maintains your mood and increases your motivation during these test times.

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“Our calendar looks a little different for some events later in the year, but we’re doing everything we can to make the race a great year.”

“We’re going to put Covid-19 procedures in place to keep runners safe, but the thrill of running the streets of your city and the unbeatable feeling of crossing the finish line will be even more special this year.”

Here are the events of the Great North for the northeast calendar. Great Run also hosts events in Scotland. in the south, east, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester and they now also have some entries open. The special starting price only applies to the first 500 entries in each event: see here.

Some virtual runs will also continue this year to reach as many people as possible.

Virtual events

Before the main events, there are a few Solo Challenges that runners can sign up for, and one starts this week.

Great Run Solo Accumulator Challenge

The February Challenge invites you to complete 14 or more runs of any distance during the month to earn a medal.

Entry costs £ 15 and those interested can register until February 8th. The challenge must be completed by February 28th. Runners need to keep track and submit their final results. See how it works here and sign up.

Make it yours

This Great Run Solo virtual distance challenge is designed to keep people active over a period of seven or 28 days.

Admission is £ 10 and runners can choose a distance of 7km, 7 miles, 50km, 100km and 150km. Sign up here.

Great Run Events 2021

Great North 10k – July 4th

This run begins and ends at Gateshead International Stadium. It takes in the banks of the River Tyne and passes the Sage Gateshead and Baltic art galleries. It is now open for entries.

Look here.

Great North Family Run – July 4th

As part of the Great North 10k weekend, this fun event has a lively atmosphere as well as a medal and goodies at the finish.

Look here.

Great North 5 km – September 10th

This run, also on the quays of Newcastle and Gateshead, creates the atmosphere before the main weekend of the Great North Run.

Look here.

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Junior and Mini Great North Run – September 11th

The run – now the largest single race for children in the world – will again take place on the quayside at Newcastle and Gateshead. Look here.

Those with spots in 2020 will receive a priority entry for 2021, the details of which are to be announced.

Great North Run September 12th

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the world-famous half marathon, so everyone can count on celebrations corresponding to the milestone.

The organizers will introduce a GNR40 campaign in the near future.

After the participants in the canceled 2020 event were overrun, this run is already at full capacity. However, there are still a number of charity places out there.