The Great Run is a series of road running events around the United Kingdom, which includes the Great North Run. The Great Run is a part of the NOVA international sporting group, which was launched by retired athlete Brendan Foster. The group specialises in half marathon road running events but also hosts smaller runs for children (sometimes in conjunction with the larger 10 kilometres race).
Bupa has been title partner of the Great Run Series for the last 18 years, one of Britain’s longest ever sports sponsorship agreements. Morrisons Took over sponsorship of this series of events in Early 2015. Three of the runs have obtained IAAF Gold Label Road Race status: the Great Manchester Run, the Great North Run, and the Great South Run. The designation signifies that the races are among the premier competitions of their type.
Current list of events
|Morrisons Great Winter Run||Edinburgh Holyrood Park||5K||2005|
|Morrisons Great Edinburgh XCountry||Edinburgh||9K, 4K||2005|
|Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run||Edinburgh City Centre||10 Miles||1993|
|Morrisons Great Birmingham 10K||Birmingham City Centre||10K|
|Morrisons Great Manchester Run||Manchester City Centre||10K||2003|
|Morrisons Great Women's 10K||Glasgow||10K|
|Morrisons Great North 10K||Gateshead||10K||2009|
|Morrisons Great Newham London Run||Newham, London||10K||2015|
|Morrisons Great North Run||Newcastle upon Tyne-Gateshead-South Shields||Half Marathon||1981|
|Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run||Sheffield City Centre||10K||2007|
|Morrisons Great Birmingham Run||Birmingham City Centre||Half Marathon||2008|
|Morrisons Great South Run||Southsea, Portsmouth||10 Miles||1990|
|Great Ethiopian Run||Addis Ababa||10K||2001|
|SPAR Great Ireland Run||Dublin||10K||2003|
|Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run||Glasgow||Half Marathon, 10K||1991|
- IAAF back Nova International in street racing initiative. Great Run (2009-05-18). Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
- IAAF Road Race Label events. IAAF (2009). Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
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