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Be part of a brand new exhibition by sharing your Great North Run stories

If you’ve ever participated in the Great North Run, then you could be included in a new exhibition opening at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle.

Great North Run Culture, part of the Great Run Company, arrange an annual series of arts projects, events and exhibitions which celebrate and explore sport and art, and this year is no exception.

As part of the GNR Million celebrations, which took place on the banks of the river Tyne last September, Great North Greats is a touring exhibition celebrating the achievements of individuals from the region, visiting venues along the route of the run throughout 2015.

Organisers hope to be able to acknowledge the enormous achievement of those who take part in the Great North Run, and are asking anyone who has ever ran the worlds largest half-marathon to get in touch.

Programme Manager, Sally Lockey said "We are looking for anyone who has been involved in the Great North Run, since it was started by Brendan Foster (pictured) in 1981, to share their own story, or that of a loved one who may have participated. We’re hoping to be able to collate the stories of thousands of runners which will form part of an interactive display at the Discovery Museum this August.”

Take Part and Share Your Run

For an opportunity to feature in Great North Greats at the Discovery Museum email with the following details:

  • Runners full name
  • Year (or years) participated in the Great North Run
  • A photograph of the runner
  • A short paragraph on why you run and what the Great North Run means to you/the runner
  • Please note that by submitting your details you are agreeing for some or all of them to be used in an exhibition that will be open to the general public from 15 August - 18 October 2015
After you have submitted your details, someone from our team will process the information, regrettably due to an anticipated high demand, we won't be able to include any submissions that do not include all of the above information so do make sure you include all details if you decide to submit.
Great North Greats is sponsored by Port of Tyne and will be exhibited at the Discovery Museum from 15 August - 18 October 2015.


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