Last 100 places in Bupa Great North Run up for grabs

DID you miss out on a place in this year’s Great North Run?

Great North Run competitors cross the Tyne Bridge
Great North Run competitors cross the Tyne Bridge

DID you miss out on a place in this year’s Great North Run? The Journal is offering the final 100 places in the race to our readers.

We’ve secured the last 100 spots for the iconic marathon and are inviting people to apply for one. The 2012 run from Newcastle to South Shields will be the first major mass participation running event to be staged following the Olympic Games in London. The half-marathon attracted a record number of applications last year, with more than 100,000 people applying to take part, from whom 54,000 entrants were chosen.

David Hart, communications director at run organisers Nova International, said: “Whilst the Bupa Great North Run has become a truly international event, it’s the people of this region that give it such a unique identity and character. We are really pleased that the last coveted places will be taken by local people.”

So whether you want to run to support a favourite charity or simply want to challenge by taking part, all you need to do is put your name forward for a place by clicking on the link below.

Simply go to to fill in your details and tell us in no more than 200 words why you deserve a place in the race. We will accept entries until midnight on Sunday, June 24.

Winners will be required to pay the Bupa Great North Run £48 registration fee, which includes a T-shirt, medal, finisher’s pack and chip timing. The final 100 will be notified by email of their successful application after June 24.


David Whetstone
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