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).
You will need to pay the standard entry fee for your guaranteed place the following year. Once you’ve committed to defer your entry, you cannot be added back into the event.
You will be contacted in November with instructions of how to register and pay to secure your guaranteed entry into the following year’s event.
More details can be found here
How to request a deferment:
Before Friday 30th June:
Customers who wish to defer their entry must contact us here to make their request. Please include your full name, date of birth and post code along with the following statement:
I wish to withdraw my entry from the 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run for a guaranteed entry into the 2024 event. I understand I will be contacted via email in November with instructions of how to register and pay to secure the entry.
After Friday 30th June:
Customers who wish to withdraw their entry must do so by completing an online form (available after 30 June). We will guarantee you an entry for the 2024 event providing that you follow the simple instructions before the deadline of 6pm on Saturday 9th September 2023. If we subsequently find that a withdrawn race number has been used, the entrant then forfeits their guaranteed entry in the subsequent years’ event.