What is the Great North Run Membership Scheme?

Created by Liam Turnbull, Modified on Thu, 22 Feb at 2:59 PM by Liam Turnbull

The membership scheme guarantees the runner priority entries into the next three Great North Run's. 

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Please note, you still need to pay the entry fee and register to enter each year, but the membership status means that you will be sent a priority link to enter and won’t need to apply for the ballot.

Members are contacted via email in November each year and given a priority entry window to secure their place in the following year's Great North Run.


  • Bypass the entry ballot and secure your place in the Great North Run for the next three years (subject to payment of each year’s entry fee and registration).
  • An exclusive Great North Run Members technical training top (first year only) worth £20. 
  • Free professional medal ceremony photo taken on the day of the event, courtesy of our friends at Marathon Photos, each year of your membership.

Entries for the next term (2025-2027) will open in the week after the 2024 AJ Bell Great North Run has taken place. September 2024.

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