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Distance 10K
Price £27 per entry
Location Gateshead
Date 09 July 2017
Age 15 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great North 10K

The Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead is the perfect training run for the world's biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run.

The North East's biggest 10k returns to Gateshead on Sunday 9 July, 2017, where thousands of participants will finish on the track 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.


Please see below for the 2017 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth 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 Simplyhealth Great North 10k orange wave and fast-paced runners
10:08 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k white wave
10:16 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k green wave
10:24 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k pink wave
12:40 Start of the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Toddler Dash
13:00 Simplyhealth Great North 10k Family Mile warm-up
13:05 Start of the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Family Mile

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

Event location

The vibrant capital of North East England is the place to come for dazzling culture, superb shopping, thrilling sport as well as great places to eat and it's all served up with a hearty helping of our famous Geordie friendliness.
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About NewcastleGateshead

The Course

This is the 2016 course for illustration purposes only - the 2017 course is to be confirmed, 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!


The Simplyhealth Great North 10k is the relation of Great Britain’s first ever Fun Run - the 'Gateshead Fun Run', which was set up in 1977 by Brendan Foster!

All participants taking on the 10k are part of that history and will finish inside the Gateshead International Stadium, as runners did in 1977.

Course Map