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The Great Run Company

Established in 1981, the Great North Run is now the world’s biggest Half Marathon. Every year the world’s greatest distance runners compete in the race, which is televised live on the BBC.  An international broadcast is distributed to 127 countries. 60,000 fun runners take part, and 250,000 spectators line the course. 10,000 children take part in kids races around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside on the Saturday. With participants travelling from every postcode in the UK to take part, we deliver £35m of positive economic impact to the North East. 55% of UK population are “familiar” with the event, with almost 1.3m having taken part since 1981.

We’ve created a nationwide series of events based on the successful formula of the Great North Run. Events take place in 6 locations across the UK between May and October each year.

Established in 1988, FilmNova is a UK based media production company that operates globally in partnership with sports federations, rights holders, broadcasters, and brands. Leading the way in UK athletics coverage, as well as live sports coverage, documentaries, original series formats and branded content, clients include BBC Sport, FIFA, The Boat Race, and World Triathlon Championship Series.