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). Transfer up to a longer distance is not permitted.

  • 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 for 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

Once race numbers have been allocated distance transfer requests will be managed at the event site information point and an admin charge will be incurred. 


Runners wishing to change distance must present their race number to be replaced for the shorter distance equivalent (subject to there being capacity within the event). All distance transfers incur an admin charge of £5 to be paid at the point of transfer but with no additional entry fee.