Great North Run 2019 Next year's event will take place on Sunday 8 September 2019. The ballot will open in January but you can secure your place sooner by applying to be one of the team of 15 runners raising funds for The Sporting Memories Foundation. Join ITV pundit and former British Touring Car Championship race winner Paul O'Neill in taking on the world's greatest half marathon. Register your interest in joining the team by completing this quick form here. If you are entering the public ballot and are looking for a charity to run for, please choose us!