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Wednesday, 9 January 2013
BUPA Great North Run Ballot Open
The general entry ballot is now open for the 2013 BUPA Great North Run, Britain’s biggest running event, which is to be staged on Sunday 15 September.
The BUPA Great North Run attracted a record number of applications in 2012, with over 108,000 people applying to take part, from which 55,000 successful entrants were accepted. Every post code region in the country was represented on the start line and an estimated £30 million was raised by runners for hundreds of charities.
The 2012 BUPA Great North Run was the first major mass participation event following the hugely successful London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Gold medallists Greg Rutherford, Mo Farah, Ellie Simmonds, Kat Copeland and Nicola Adams acted as honorary starters to set the runners on their half marathon journey as the Red Arrows display team flew overhead.
The BUPA Great North Run is televised live on BBC One and across Europe on Eurosport, with a highlights programme being shown in more than 100 countries across the world.
To register for the ballot prospective applicants should go to www.greatrun.org. The ballot will close at noon on the 4th February with all applicants being advised later that week.