Nexus Great North Run 2023 wristbands sell out in record sales

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Great North Run runners and spectators can still purchase a Great North Run Rover for £6.

Special Great North Run 2023 wristbands, that can be used on the Metro, Shields Ferry and buses, have seen record sales and are now completely sold out.

10,000 wristbands have been sold to Great North Run participants through the Nexus website, marking the most sold since the wristbands were first introduced 10 years ago.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Despite the special Great North Run wristbands being sold out, runners and spectators can still purchase a Great North Run Rover ticket in advance and on the day itself which costs £6. The Great North Run Rover ticket is valid all day on Sunday, September 10, and provides travel on the metro in all zones, as well as the use of local buses, Shields Ferry and Northern Rail between Newcastle and Sunderland.

Read Newcastle’s news on the go with our free email newsletters - bringing the headlines to your inbox. Catch up on the day’s news and sport and enjoy even more from the NewcastleWorld team. Visit our website here to find out more and sign up.

Huw Lewis, Customer Services Director at Nexus, said: “We’ve seen record sales of Great North Run Day Rover wristbands this year, underlining the importance of the public transport getting people to and from this world class event.

“All 10,000 wristbands for Metro and bus services sold out a few hours before the deadline for postal applications, but you can still buy your bus, Shields Ferry and Metro travel in advance to save time on the day.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“The bus network, Metro and Shields Ferry have such a vital role to play on the day of the Great North Run. These wristband sales just shows how much people rely on these networks to get to the start line and home from South Shields afterwards.”

The new Great North Run Rover ticket wristbands.

Photograph: JIM APPLEBYThe new Great North Run Rover ticket wristbands.

Photograph: JIM APPLEBY
The new Great North Run Rover ticket wristbands. Photograph: JIM APPLEBY

He continued: “Sunday promises to be a great day. Our advice to customers is to plan ahead and allow plenty of time to get to the start line. After the run there will be queues, but we will get this moving as quickly as we can. All of the latest travel information is on the Nexus website.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.