What is the route for this years Great North Run? The world’s biggest half marathon, the Great North Run, once again sets off from Newcastle on Sunday 11 September 2022. This year it returns to its normal Newcastle to South Shields route, with 60,000 runners expected on the Central Motorway start line. The event is not organised by the council.
How do I enter the Great North Run 2022? If you don’t manage to win a spot through the ballot you can still take part in the Great North Run by running for a good cause. You can apply for a charity place by checking the website for the full list of organisations that have places in the 2022 race (opens in new tab).
Why is there a new route for the Great North Run? The Great North Run route change is in order to protect participates and minimise transport needs and pressures, so that the event can go ahead in a Covid-19 secure way. It will also help social distancing be maintained as much as possible.
What is a good time for the Great North Run? The finish line of the Great North Run is, on average, only in use for four hours out of the day as this is usually how long it takes everyone from the first to the last finishers to cross the line. The average finish time at the 2015 Great North Run was 2 hours, 12 minutes and 19 seconds.