Great Runs, Great Cities, Great Goals

Great Runs, Great Cities, Great Goals


We all waited with bated breath to see if this years’ Great North Run would go ahead as planned, following the sad loss of our great Queen Elizabeth II. We found the images of the observed silence truly moving – well done Great Runs!

Photo credit: Chronicle Live

Whilst we, with the rest of the nation are taking a moment to reflect on this loss, we were also delighted for all the runners out there who had been training hard for the Great North Run. To know that they would be able get that PB, fundraising, or even a race finish in the bag, was the boost we all needed given the sombre nature of the nation.

As a sponsor of the Great Runs (you can find us on the reverse of your Great Run race number!) here at runderwear, it was great to see so many of you had donned your ‘hidden advantage’ in the form of your runderwear anti-chafe underwear and blister-free socks, to take on the 2022 Great North Run.



From an already impressive 12,000 runners, when the Great North Run launched in June 1981, the run now boasts a whopping 60,000 runners each year, taking their places to run the iconic Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields route. It is our pride and joy to be able to help many of the 60,000 runners to complete the Great North Run blister and chafe free – what an accolade! In fact, we’ve lost count of the sheer volume of runderwear we’ve spotted in the #greatnorthrun feed – this is what we live for here at runderwear HQ!

Did you win in the August prize draw?

Do you have a Great Run on your bucket list? If you’re a runderwearer and you’ve made a purchase in the last couple of weeks, make sure you check your junk mail, as 6 lucky customers have been chosen at random to win a FREE entry to the Great Run of their choice! Any runners not confirming will be removed from the draw, and we’ll draw again. So check your junk mail – it could be you!

You can still register for a Great Run near you, or on your list – get along to the Great Bristol Run on 25th September 2022, The Great Scottish Run on October 2nd and the Great South Run on the 15th and 16th October, or you can look ahead to Birmingham and Manchester respectively, in 2023.

Don't forget to tag us #iamarunderwearer

For any of the 60,000 not wearing runderwear last weekend check the back of your run number for your exclusive Great North Run runderwear discount code! We’d love you to join our running community, leading the chafe-free and blister-free revolution, with awesome runderwearers – here are just a few that we already spotted @runningwiththeprobetts, @ju5tkeeprunn1ng, @dunntherun, @runningandburgerclub, @launderandpress, @tasharunstings, @mcpaul_road_to_london, @run_with_bainesy, @_runningdopey and post-race teamies of @laurajadehenessy.  

If you ran last weekend and didn’t tag us already, re-post with #iamarunderwearer and you could win a ‘congratulations’ gift in our monthly lucky dip – get tagging today!

Don’t forget to tag us in your next Great Run or any other race you’re running to show off your hidden advantage – we’re with you all the way!


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