How to defer your Great North Run 2022 place to next year

If the thought of running a half-marathon in two weeks is giving you the heebie jeebies, here’s what to do

It's less than three weeks until the Great North Run 2022 arrives on Tyneside and participants are making their final preparations.

Whether runners be professionals, hobby joggers or simply putting themselves through 13 miles of pain for charity, all will have spent months preparing for the iconic half marathon.

With so little time left before event day on Sunday, September 11, it's understandable that nerves will be jangling at a new high.

That's perfectly natural and those butterflies will sit in the stomach until the gun goes at the start of the Great North Run.

For a small number of entrants, recent injuries or delays in training may make those nerves extra intense.

If a participant knows they can't do the Great North Run 2022, it's not too late to delay an entry for the 2023 event - here's how.

Can I defer my place for the Great North Run 2022 to the 2023 event?

There’s not long to go until the Great North Run 2022 (Image: Getty Images)

The short answer to this is yes. However, organisers will not let you do so for free.

If you can no longer race this September, you are offered the chance to take a guaranteed place in next year's event.

No refund will be given for your current entry and you must pay the standard entry fee for next year's event - what this does allow you to do is bypass the ballot for the Great North Run 2023.

If you want to do this, there is a form to fill in here. This must be completed by 6 pm on Saturday, September 10.

How can I get a refund for my Great North Run 2022 entry?

It’s too late to get a refund (Image: Getty Images)

There is no way to get a refund for a Great North Run 2022 entry.

Great Run organisers did offer the chance for those who became medically unable to run to claim money back, but that expired 10 weeks before the event.

Can I transfer my number to another runner for the Great North Run 2022?

Entries are locked in and ready to go (Image: Getty Images)

Again, sadly, it is too late to do this.

Great Run do allow entries to be moved to family and friends for a small fee, but the ability to do so ended six weeks before the event.

Numbers have now been posted and personalised, which is why this is not possible for the Great North Run this year.