Ballot opens for Great North Run

THE general ballot is now open for places in the Bupa Great North Run.

The country’s biggest running event will take place on Sunday, September 15.

A record number of applications were submitted for last year’s run, with more than 108,000 people aiming to take part. Of those 55,000 entrants were successful and every postcode region in the country was represented.

An estimated £30million was raised for hundreds of charities.

To register for the ballot for this year’s race visit

The ballot will close at noon on Monday, February 4 and applicants will be advised of the outcome later that week.