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Great North 10K

The Great North 10k has reached capacity and is now closed, but the family events are still open for entry.

The popular North East running event will return to Gateshead on Sunday 3 July, where thousands of participants will finish inside the iconic Gateshead International Stadium.

The scenic route takes in sights along the NewcastleGateshead Quayside, including Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Gateshead Millennium Bridge.



The Course

Here's your 2016 Great North 10k course, for a larger version click here >

Enjoy a tour of the River Tyne as well as some of Gateshead's best sights.  Soak up the atmosphere as you head around the route before taking on the newly-named 'Slog on the Tyne' hill! Once you reach the top, you're almost there so get ready for your big finish inside the Gateshead International Stadium!

Good luck, we'll be there to cheer you across that finish line!

Course Map


Please see below for the 2016 event day timetable:

Time Great North 10K

Event day information point opens - Gateshead International Stadium
Baggage drop-off facility opens - Gateshead International Stadium

09:15 Start assembly area opens – Saltmeadows Road
09:48 Start of mass warm-up
10:00 Start of Great North 10k orange wave and fast-paced runners
10:08 Start of Great North 10k white wave
10:16 Start of Great North 10k green wave
10:24 Start of Great North 10k pink wave

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Event Village

After you cross over the finish line in Gateshead International Stadium come and soak up the atmosphere of the day in the Event Village, where there will be charity stalls, a selection of local catering options and activities for the whole family.

Look out for the following activities on the day:

  • Visit the Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter stall where there will be children's activities and a few animal guest appearances.
  • Newcastle United Foundation will be hosting an inflatable goal scoring game.
  • Gateshead College will be there to provide runners with free post-run massages.
  • Blood Bikes will be providing useful first aid demonstrations.
  • Silverline Memories will have mini massages, mini tarot readings and will also have face painting.
Event Village

Event location

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