Great North Run: Ballot for 2023 edition of the famous half marathon is, here’s how to apply, prices and more

The race returned to its famous city to coast route in 2022 and potential runners can now apply for a place.

Completing the Great North Run is a huge goal for many North East residents and more places for the 2023 edition of the race are now available through the event’s ballot system

If you are planning on getting a place for the 2023 Great North Run, this is all you need to know so far.

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When does the 2023 Great North Run ballot open?

Great North Run: Organisers open ballot for 2023 edition of the famous half marathon, here’s how to apply (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

The ballot for the event opened on Monday, January 9 and closes on Monday, February 20. All entries through the ballot system must be completed through the Great Run website.

How do I enter the Great North Run 2023 ballot?

Potential runners will need to enter the ballot over the application window, with all entrants of the ballot being told whether or not they have been successful by 5pm on Friday, February 24. Those who have been successful will then hear from the run organisers in the build up to the event with race packs not expected to be sent out until around two weeks before the race.

Entry into the ballot is simple with a set of questions including estimated finish time and regular contact information expected before entry.

How much does it cost to enter the Great North Run?

This year the cost of a place is £62. Payments will only be taken in the event of a successful ballot.

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Can I still run the Great North Run if I don’t get a ballot place?

Anyone who did not get a place through the ballot can still apply for a charity place. These entries can be asked for by contacting one of the event’s paired charities directly. Most charities will ask for a specific amount of money to be raised ahead of race day.

When is the 2023 Great North Run?

The 2023 edition of the race will take place on Sunday, September 10.

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How many people run in the Great North Run?

The Great North Run usually sees 60,000 people run the route from Newcastle to the seafront at South Shields.

Can I run the Great North Run 10k?

Yes, the Great North 10k is a shorter route which usually takes place along the banks of the Wear in Newcastle and Gateshead. Taking place in July this year, early bird discount entries opened on Thursday, January 5 with regular entries costing £34.