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Great North Run 2019 Time and Dates

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Where does The Great North Run take place?

The Great North Run starts in Newcastle upon Tyne, and finishes in South Shields.

When is The Great North Run?

Sunday 8th September 2019

General ballot open and closing dates

The general ballot for The Great North Run opens on 2nd January 2019 and closes at noon, 4th February 2019.

Elite entry closing date

For those applying for elite placement, the closing date for all applications is two weeks before the start of the main event.

What are the different run times for The Great North Run 2019?

  • Assembly area opens at 9:15am.
  • The event starts at 10.00am.
  • The Elite Wheelchair race will set off at 10.10am.
  • The Elite Women race will begin at 10.15am.
  • Elite Male Athletes will set off at 10.40am.
  • General ballot runners will also set off at 10.40am respective of their allocated assembly zones.

What time do you have to be in your pen?

Participants need to be in their allotted pens by 10.30am, otherwise they will have to join the marathon at the back. If a participant arrives after 11.30am then they may not be able to take part.

 Assembly zone info when available

What time will different events and activities start?

Details of different events and activities will be confirmed by The Great Run Company, Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council and South Tyneside Council closer to the time of the event. The timetable for Sunday 8 September is as follows:

Time Simplyhealth Great North Run
07:30 Information point opens (located on the Town Moor, near Exhibition Park)
08:00 Baggage buses open (located along Claremont Road)
09:00 Event and Charity Villages open at finish area
09:15 Start assembly area opens
10:05 Baggage buses depart for the finish
10:10 Elite wheelchair race starts
10:15 Elite women start
10:15 Mass Great North Run warm-up
10:30 Assembly area closes
10:40 START OF THE SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT NORTH RUN (Elite men and the masses)
11:30 Sweep vehicle leaves start

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