IT is that time of the year again when thousands are expected to enter this year's Great North Run as it makes a return to South Shields.

The annual tradition will again return to the North East in September after it managed to go ahead last year, but was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid.

The tradition sees scores of people of all ages and physical ability take part as they make their way across the region, no matter the weather.

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And now, the ballot has just opened for the event this year - here's how to enter, when you'll find out and and how much it will cost.

How to enter 

With entry beginning at £59, you can now submit your ballot by clicking here and applying for the Half Marathon on Sunday, September 11.

The ballot with then be drawn on Monday, February 21 and you will be notified via email if you have been succesful by Friday, February 25.

The event will begin at its usual spot in Newcastle City Centre before making its way across Gateshead and into South Shields.

What organisers have said

A spokesperson said: "After two long years, we can’t wait to see runners back on the iconic Great North Run, city to sea course, in September. 

"We’ll be celebrating the return of our traditional finish line in South Shields and we hope you’ll be able to join us.   

"Whether you missed your free in-run pint (we heard this might be a thing), the incredible local support, your post-race fish and chips or just ‘that’ view as you reach the final mile, you’ll be able to soak it all in, once again, in September."

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