Last chance to enter Great North Run ballot for 2022 - when it closes, and when you will find out if you have a place

Runners keen to get a place for the Great North Run as it returns to South Shields for 2022 have just days left to enter the ballot.

Monday, 10th January 2022, 4:55 am
Updated Friday, 18th February 2022, 11:55 am

Registration for the places draw closes at 9am on Monday, February 21. You can enter online at

How much does it cost?

Anyone entering will be asked to put in their payment details for the £59 entry fee, though organisers stress no cash will actually be taken unless the entry is successful.

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The Great North Run is set to return to South Shields in September 2022.

When will I find out if I have a place?

The ballot draw will take place on or around February 21, and anyone entering should find out no later than 5pm on Friday, February 21.

What are my options if I don’t get a place?

Anyone missing out will still have the chance to get a place running for a charity.

The Great North Run is set to return to South Shields in September 2022.

Will the race definitely finish in South Shields?

Some 57,000 runners will return to the original Great North Run route on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

The move meant the loss of the race’s dramatic finish along The Leas in South Shields.

Organisers said the changes, which also included runners setting off in waves rather than at the same time, would reduce crowding and the volume of passengers on public transport.

Speaking at the event, Sir Brendan said: “I’m absolutely delighted because it has been three years since we were last finishing in South Shields.

"Obviously 2020 it was cancelled and 2021, we had to reorganise the course because we weren’t allowed to start and finish in separate places.

"So now finally after three years, the Great North Run is back to its traditional route from the city to the sea and the ballot is opening today so I’m delighted.”

“South Shields and South Tyneside have made the Great North Run what it is – it will be the 40th anniversary of finishing in South Shields.”

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