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Distance 10K
Price £28
Location Gateshead
Date 08 July 2018
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great North 10K

The 2018 Simplyhealth Great North 10k is now open!

The North East's biggest 10k sees over 5,000 people take on a scenic route along the NewcastleGateshead Quayside and cross the finish line inside the famous Gateshead International Stadium. It's the perfect training run for the world's biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.

The 10k course passes Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Millennium Bridge and passes under the iconic Tyne Bridge.

The event also includes a Toddler Dash and Family Run.

The Course

Passing under the iconic Tyne Bridge and heading along to the Sage Gateshead and BALTIC before bending back along the Quayside for a triumphant lap of the Gateshead International Stadium track, cheered on by your family and friends.

The latest addition to the 10k course is the now infamous ’Slog on the Tyne’ section, a steady uphill climb that will really put your training to the test. 

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Event location

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About NewcastleGateshead

Great Run Local

Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!


GRL Gibside: Every Sunday, 9:15am
Gibside National Trust, Near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG

GRL Sunderland: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Mowbray Park, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 1PP

GRL Souter Lighthouse: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR6 7NH

We are always looking to increase local running opportunities. If you know of any potential venues that could make great running locations and are interested in getting a weekly event off the ground, please contact us at


Great Run Local



Take the train to your event and arrive in the heart of the city, ready to hit the Great Run starting line right on time. Save over 50%* when you book your train tickets in advance at

With direct services into Newcastle you can sit back, relax and leave the car at home.

Getting There