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Morrisons Great North 5K

This 5k run is the perfect way to kick off one of the biggest sporting weekends in the North East's calendar.

Runners start on the Newcastle side of the River Tyne and follow a scenic route over two of the Quayside’s 7 bridges; the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Whether you are aiming for a personal best, or just want to enjoy the atmosphere, the 5k will set you up for the day, still giving you plenty of time to enjoy the Junior & Mini Great North Run events, the Puma Great North CityGames, the Pasta Party, and of course concluding the weekend, the world’s leading half marathon, the Great North Run.

The Course

This 5k course has the added bonus of giving runners views of the scenic NewcastleGateshead Quayside from both sides of the river. Runners start on the Newcastle side of the river and cross over the Swing Bridge, and then loop to the west before heading back down to pass the Sage on the Gateshead side.

The last kilometre gives runners the chance to run over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge before the final straight back on the Newcastle side.

Course Map

This Girl Can at the 5k

We’re really excited to welcome This Girl Can to the Morrisons Great North 5K 2015.

We’re teaming up with This Girl Can Running to invite all women who have been inspired by this incredible campaign to join us at the event on Saturday 12 September.

We’re creating a special start just for the girls - if you sign up to run in the This Girl Can wave, we’ll issue you with a special This Girl Can race number, temporary tattoo and sweatband. We’ll also be hosting a warm up just for you. 

So if you’re new to running and ready to set yourself a goal – sign up for this year’s Morrisons Great North 5K This Girl Can wave, and join like minded women in a fun event that will give you a great reason to keep on running, jogging or walking this autumn. 

This Girl Can Running is a national campaign created with Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of women up and down the country who are running, jogging or walking their way to a more active lifestyle. Fear of judgement is stopping many of us from taking part in exercise. But as thousands of women are proving, it really doesn’t have to.

To get involved simply tick the box on the entry form to let us know you want to be part of the This Girl Can wave. 

If you have already entered and would like to run in this wave you will need to email using the subject line 'This Girl Can', and indicate you'd like to be included, by Monday 17 August.

This Girl Can at the 5k