This applies for all senior Great Run events aside from Great North Run.


In events where we offer multi distances, participants can transfer to the shorter distance (subject to there being capacity within the event). 


Please contact us here to request this. 


  • Pre-race number allocation – up until the point whereby entrants are allocated their race number and fulfilment takes place. Approx. 6 weeks prior to the event weekend. 

The entrant will be issued an online entry token to secure their entry in the shorter distance event, and they are removed from the longer distance event. No admin fee is charged, and no entry fee is refunded.


  • Post-race number allocation

The entrant will be issued an online entry token to secure their entry in the shorter distance event and be asked to pay the £5 admin charge. The race number for the longer distance event will be recieved in the post approx. 2 weeks prior to the event date and can be destroyed. The race number for the shorter distance event will need to be collected from the information point. Details of the location and opening hours for this, will be confirmed in the Event Guide published on the event's website.