For the Great North Run only, if an entrant decides not to run, they are entitled to withdraw their entry and receive an opportunity to buy a guaranteed entry the following year's event without having to apply through the ballot system (defer their entry). 

A refund will not be given, and the guaranteed place for the following year's event will be subject to paying the standard entry fee. 

The full policy and online request form can be found here.

The deadline is 6pm on Saturday 10th September.