Bupa Great North Run

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The Bupa Great North Run is the world’s biggest half marathon, and takes place  between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in England. It is the premier event in the Great Run series and is firmly established as the world’s most popular half-marathon. The first Great North Run took place in June 1981, and on Sept 18th 2011 The Bupa Great North Run celebrates its 31st anniversary. From just 12,000 runners at the very first staging in 1981, the event has now grown to a record 55,000 accepted entrants from over 100,000 applicants in 2012.

The run, designated as ‘THE most iconic half-marathon on the planet’ by the organizers, provides a great fun filled atmosphere . The event will be broadcast live on BBC television and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Race Date

Sep 13, 2015

Event Type

Start Times

Men: 9:00 am
women: 9:00 am

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Race Registration

You can register on the official website of Bupa Great North Run. The fees is £109.16 per entry+ £21.84 VAT for overseas runners. For UK runners £80.00 per entry + £16.00 VAT.

Course / Route Map

The 13.1 mile course of the Bupa Great North Run starts at Newcastle upon Tyne and passes through Gateshead, before finishing on the coast at South Shields. There are 15 official Bupa Great Run “Bands on the Run” that are in position at set locations around the course to help motivate and entertain you throughout your run. There will also be a Bupa Boost Zone which is a wall of sound designed to give you an extra push at around 10 miles.

Race Profile / Elevation Map

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Race Tags

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Time Limits & Cutoffs

Timing chip is used to record the time of the runners.

Course Records

Men: Martin Mathathi 58:56 (2011)
Women: Paula Radcliffe 65:40 (2003)

Prize Money & Awards

Men & Women: 1st – £500.00, 2nd – £300.00, 3rd – £200.00

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

All finishers will receive a finisher’s pack containing a medal, t-shirt (with the exception of the Great Ireland Run as t-shirts are sent out prior to the event), a drink, and a space blanket. You can download the certificates from the website.

Water Stops & Refreshments

There are six drinks stations on the route. Bottled Aqua-Pura water is available at 3 miles, 5¾ miles, 8½ miles and 11½ miles. Powerade ION4 will be available at the start and finish and also at 4½ and 10 miles.

Expected Race Day Weather

Temperature: 64°F to 58°F
Humidity: 62% to 95%

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