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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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

lesley bollado April 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm

what is the date of the great north run for 2015


stephen barfoot January 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I am trying to get a team through the Great North Run this year. First of all i was asking is it possible to enter as a team? If so i would love to do it for a friend who has recently recovered from a Triple bypass and is now back on his feet and recently completed the Norwich half marathon last year. We would like to enter as a charity ( British Heart Foundation). I am a Personal Trainer here in Milton Keynes and have a long history of marathon running and am looking to head this project to achieve in the largest Half Marathon in the world, Which i have participated in a few times. Pleas could you help us and let me know at the above E-mail if this is possible, Thank you so much and i am looking forward to your reply. S Barfoot


Liam Smith December 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I am wondering how old do you have to be to participate in the run? Although I am 16, I am still not sure. Can someone get back to me.


Liam Smith


Jason Gemmell September 2, 2012 at 12:53 am

What is the date for the 2013 event?


Joseph Woodcock August 25, 2012 at 2:06 am


What is the date for the Great North Run 2013, as i am trying to book my holidays & do not want them to coincide with the run
Thank you
Joe Woodcock


Marie Clark August 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

15th September 2013


april steward August 8, 2012 at 5:12 pm

i would like to run in the great north run preferably for a charity eg help4heros. dont know if they have a place in this event or who else does.
other thing is i am coming from north wales with no car ie on train and being disabled (mental illness) i am fincancialy not well off so i will want to camp near by rather than b&b or hotel.
my application to run in 2013 really is dependant on whether i can get to campsite from train station and to the start point from the campsite.
if you have any information regarding these issues would really appriciate your help.


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