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Distance 4K & 1.5K
Price 4K Junior - SOLD OUT, 1.5K Mini - SOLD OUT
Location NewcastleGateshead
Date 09 September 2017
Age Mini: 3 - 8 years old, Junior: 9 - 16 years old

Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run

The 2017 Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run is now full!

Due to overwhelming demand for entries, the 2017 Junior and Mini Great North Run has now closed. To receive news and updates on other Junior and Mini Great North Run-related events please sign up to our reminder service.

Don't forget, the Simplyhealth Great North 5k on Saturday 9 September is open to 14 year olds and over and is still open for entries.

Alternativelty why not sign up for the Simplyhealth Great North Family Mile and Toddler Dash on Sunday 9 July at Gateshead International Stadium. Entries for these events are now open, click here for further information. 



The Course

The Junior and Mini courses both start on the Newcastle side of the River and take the young runners across to Gateshead via the Swing Bridge.

The Juniors have a slightly extended version that loops along the river, but both the Juniors and the Minis will cross back across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge towards the finish line on the Newcastle side.

Course Map

Getting there

The area around the NewcastleGateshead Quayside will be very busy on Saturday 9 September. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the start area in time for your warm-up.

There are plenty of public transport options for you to choose from, and the start area is a short walk from the centre of town. If you'd prefer to drive to the event please plan your travel in advance as there are limited parking spaces available.

Click here to view parking options in the city >

Getting there

Stan Long Memorial Trophy

Anyone taking part in the Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run (aged 15/16 boys or girls) events, who are members of a North East running club affiliated to the North Eastern Counties Athletic Association, are eligible to compete for the Stan Long Memorial Trophy.


Stan Long, a good friend to The Great Run Company, was an athletics coach who dedicated his life to running in the North East. Stan coached medal winning athletes like Brendan Foster, John Caine and Charlie Spedding.

Stan Long Memorial Trophy


Click on the links below to for useful on-the-day information...

How to enter

Make it a Great day out for all the family in Newcastle and Gateshead

4K Junior

Entries are now full for the 2017 event.


1.5K Mini

Due to unprecedented demand the 2017 Mini Great North Run is now closed.