Newsflash! Great North Run 2004 Entries Open!

Great North Run 2004 entries are now open - don't hang about...

Posted: 19 December 2003

Don't hang around - they sold out in four weeks this time last year...

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Hi tried to register online seem to be having trouble has any one else?
Posted: 28/12/2003 at 10:47

No sorry, got in first time.
Posted: 28/12/2003 at 11:25

Yeah John, it took me about 3 attempts. Kept taking me back to the home page after I put all my details in. I tried again after a bit and it went straight through. Just try again a bit later.....the sites probably struggling with all the excited runners trying to register at once!
Posted: 28/12/2003 at 13:00

Don't leave it too long, though - they're predicting it'll be full by New Year.
Posted: 28/12/2003 at 17:01

I had no problems whatsoever.

There's a lot to be said for the online entry process. I can't believe I've signed up just like that for such a high profile event.

I hope your problems signing up John are now sorted and you'll be at the starting line with the rest of us in September.
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 15:48

Hello, julie go slow. Didn't you do the Poppy Run last month? Small world,hey.
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 15:51

I have been trying to enter since online entries went live...have had the same prob as you, night. Don't matter what time of day or night I've tried. I've emailed them three times now as well, with no response.
Getting totally p***ed off with the whole thing...
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 16:56 took my entry! I did it from the link at the top of this thread and it worked...
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 17:17

I emailed the organisers 2 or 3 times last year asking various things, but no emails were answered.

Are you listening, GNR people?

At £29 x 47,000, you should be doing better than this.
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 17:33

Totally agree with you RC!
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 17:34

Trinity in thread, I've emailed them and got an 'out of office reply' saying they will reply on the 2nd Jan so I'd try them again then...
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 17:53

It worked for me.

There I was feeling sorry for myself for having succumbed to one of the many cold bugs around. And now I have an entry for the first time ever to the GNR. It'll be my first half in (rapid counting of fingers) ooh say 10 years.

I'm already feeling better.

Posted: 29/12/2003 at 17:56

doh, I mean trinity in tinsel not thread!
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:04

Hullo all,including Trinity in Tinsel (I have'nt the guts to abbreviate that!!) I got in on line first time, no problems.I wish the FLM was as easy as that.
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:12

I tried and think Iv had the same problems but not sure.It let me go all the way but then didn't confirm my final acceptance.How do you know if uv been accepted?Do you get an e-mail?
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:40

Graeme...I got an email confirmation straight after my entry went thru
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:41

I have just checked my bank account and £29.60 has been debited but I have received no e-mail confirmation.I think the total entry fee was £29.60 for an unnattached with no entry to the pasta party and no results.So what do ~I do ?Enter again or what?
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:52

Don't enter looks like your entry has gone thru. Email them by clicking on 'contact customer services' and keep a copy of your email just in case.
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:54

Trin, shouldnt you be out running?
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:55

btw did you ask for pasta party and results?
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:55

ooops...been caught out

<sneaks out of room to hide somewhere else>
Posted: 29/12/2003 at 18:55

Wasps Nest,

Sorry must be another JGS! They say everyone has a double!

Posted: 29/12/2003 at 19:37

Obviously a case of mistaken identity Julie. I thought you'd posted on Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire events forums.

Good luck with the training.
Posted: 30/12/2003 at 08:07

I'm too late. They've closed the entries for GNR. What next?
Posted: 30/12/2003 at 14:21

I got lucky, couldn't sleep on the 19th so I got the email from the pre-registration and registered straight away. Got in! Woohoo.

Anyone know a good place to stay in the area?
Posted: 30/12/2003 at 14:29

blimey...closed already! and i only just got in then...entered yesterday...phew
Posted: 30/12/2003 at 14:55

John....Bristol half is around the same time give or take a week if you fancy that one
Posted: 30/12/2003 at 14:56

Thanks for your suggestions. I guess I may have to go for a sponsorship place. Who do you suggest for an inexpensive place. I've screwed my chums for £000's over the last few years?
Posted: 30/12/2003 at 15:02

I've tried to get on, and apparently its all fully booked.

I can't believe that over 47,000 people have filled in online regsitatrion forms over the last two days!
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 10:26

I have Managed to get myself entered now I have to try and find a Hotel I would imagine that will be difficult as well
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 11:22

Just out of interest, what percentage of competitors are charity places?
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 12:16

I have been accepted but my mate was too late. Does anyone know of a charity that doesn't break the bank for sponsorship money? My mate is devastated that he missed it so any assistance would be most appreciated.
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 13:11

I think Leukemia Research Fund ask for £500, their website takes a little wading through to get the info though.
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 13:18

My husband and friend wanted to run, but they did not get in. Anyone know of another good run to do instead?
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 16:28

oh yes
Windsor is on the same day, and is FAB
AND has chip timing
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 16:29

Bristol half is about same time...give or take a week.

Well organised, chip timing, loads of support throughout course
Posted: 31/12/2003 at 16:36

P Hippo and Trinity will look at your suggestions. Thanks.

What terrain are they both run over? Is it hilly or flat?

Sorry for asking so many questions but we live in the fens and all around is so flat that if there are hills then we need to do some hill training.
Posted: 01/01/2004 at 12:30

Litte Light,
Nottingham(Robin Hood) is another alternative, not too far from the fens and fairly flat. Last year it was a week before the GNR on Sept 14th, so will be on around then in 2004.
Posted: 01/01/2004 at 12:42

Windsor is hilly, but not that bad(i got a pb)
But there are 2000 entrants, the scenery is gorgeous, theres events for the kiddies
oh, and there was a forum beer tent last year
Posted: 01/01/2004 at 12:57

If you're looking for a guaranteed place through a charity

Brain & Spine Foundation

contact Rachel Kennedy by email
or call 020 7793 5910


Cancer Research UK

For more details on these places
please call 0870 162 1622 or email .



contact Judith on 020 7326 5538
or by e-mail at


Cystic Fibrosis Trust

contact Events Hotline on 020 8290 7904
or email


Leukaemia Research Fund
2004 Great North Run Official Charity

contact Chantelle or John today on 020 7269 9001
or email


The Prostate Cancer Charity

Lesley McGinty
Direct line: 020 8222 7632 | Fax: 020 8222 7639



For more information call Fiona or Paula on 0207 505 1190 or email or


Posted: 01/01/2004 at 23:27

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