Since 1999, we have had the honour and privilege of providing Official travel and accommodation arrangements for thousands of Great North Run competitors and spectators. Whether you're based in the North East of England or are travelling from elsewhere, we are here to cater for your needs and requirements and allow you to enjoy this iconic event experience!
As a company based in the North East, we have a deep local knowledge that can make a difference to your stay.
- Accommodation available from £29 per person, within a 10 minute walk of the GNR start line; - GNR Campsite located close to the finish line in South Shields; - Extensive event transfer services from 1 night Coach, Sleep & Run packages, to on the day transfers from various locations around the UK; - Charity & Club travel package options; - Unique tailor made VIP packages suitable for individual & corporate groups, to enhance your stay in the region; - Convenient flight / train booking service, taking into consideration your preferred departure point and costs; - GNR Cancellation Insurance to give you peace of mind.
The product provides the perfect solution for those who live a little further away, and need a couple of days to travel to and from the North East, whilst completing the world's largest half marathon. The Coach, Sleep & Run service currently operates from the following locations, this option is for athletes and spectators over the age of 18 only;
Coach, Sleep & Run Midlands – Servicing Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Lincoln & Stoke
Coach, Sleep & Run Scotland – Servicing Glasgow & Edinburgh
Coach, Sleep & Run London – Servicing Stevenage, Central & North London
Coach, Sleep & Run South West – Servicing Bristol & Gloucester
Coach, Sleep & Run South East – Servicing Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich & Peterborough
Coach, Sleep & Run Central – Servicing Oxford, Milton Keynes & Northampton
Coach, Sleep & Run Yorkshire – Servicing Sheffield, Doncaster, Hull, Leeds & York
Coach, Sleep & Run North West – Servicing Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Blackburn, Warrington, Stockport & Lancaster
Club, Coach & Run
Club, Coach & Run is bespoke to your running club's exact requirements!
For example...would you and your fellow runners/spectators like to be collected directly from your club house or a meeting point of your choice, driven directly to the race start line and then directly home from the finish line after the race? If the answer is yes, then this is the ideal service for you!
This product provides the perfect solution for those who prefer to experience the Great North Run all in just one day, eliminating the need for overnight accommodation.
Fly, Sleep & Run
The product provides the perfect solution for those who live a little further away, and need a couple of days to travel to and from the North East, whilst completing the world's largest half marathon.
Fly to Newcastle;
One night in budget accommodation in Newcastle City Centre;
Event transfers to the Great North Run start line (if applicable);
Event day transfers from the finish area, direct to Newcastle City Centre;
Fly home from Newcastle.
A lover of the great outdoors or looking for a real budget accommodation option? We can provide you with camping locations that feature all of the necessary facilities you would expect as a minimum requirement to your stay.
Coach & Run
The service provides the perfect solution for those who prefer to experience the Great North Run all in just one day, eliminating the need for overnight accommodation. The Coach & Run Service offers runners and spectators the chance to travel to the North East on the morning of the Great North Run & then travel straight back after the event. The Coach & Run Service currently operates from the following locations;
Coach & Run Scotland – Edinburgh, Berwick, Alnwick
Coach & Run North West – Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Penrith & Carlisle
Coach & Run Yorkshire – York, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, Wakefield, Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Halifax & Hull
If you would prefer to make your own journey to and from your destination airport, or looking to explore / sightsee once in resort, we can assist you with car hire reservations. We will seek to find the best possible car hire rates for your requirements, taking into consideration relevant insurances to give you that added peace of mind.
The most popular and one of the most important event services we provide are our event transfers, that connects your accommodation to the event site for all event related activities. This leaves you to fully concentrate on your race without the need to think about local buses or taxis, and the need to walk or cycle long distances when you can focus on, and enjoy your event experience.
Early Breakfast on Race Day Morning
To give you the best possible start to your event day, we arrange an early breakfast.
We aim to provide accommodation to suit all budgets, as well as offering options as close to your event as possible. Whether you require a bed and breakfast or a 5* hotel, we can cater for your requirements.
Worried you might get injured or become ill, prior to your event? Concerned you will lose hard earned money and not make the start line? As part of Nirvana Europe’s extensive services, we can provide you with Cancellation Insurance to cover injury or illness, and ensure you are not out of pocket. The cancellation insurance starts from the issue date of your booking.
All claims must be made in English, including all supporting documentation, and notice must be given within 45 days of the date of occurrence. Each claim is subject to a nil excess, and a must be accompanied by an official document justifying the athletes withdrawal. The insured person must comply with all the terms and conditions stated in the policy document to have the full protection of their policy.
Nirvana Event Support Staff
Our experienced event staff will be with you every step of the way, on the ground throughout your stay. Our staff’s aim is to assist you with any queries or questions you may have, no matter what time of day, and we act as a ‘comfort blanket’ to your travel and accommodation arrangements, alleviating any stresses or concerns.
We can book your flights, and take the hassle away from your travel plans;
Bike carriage (if applicable) will always be pre-booked and pre-paid where possible. As airlines each have individual carriage policies, we have the expertise to make sure your bike will travel securely and correctly;
Best possible itineraries researched, taking into consideration your preferred departure airport(s), costs and bike carriage;
We always tailor your request to fit your needs and will look through all the options to find the best value for your trip;
All flights booked and departing the UK are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, Nirvana Europe Ltd, ATOL Holders 6985.
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