AJ Bell Great North 10k

10k
StandardPrice £32
Start 10:00 am

This year’s AJ Bell Great North 10k is shaping up to be the biggest yet and is on track to sell out soon! 

Don’t miss out… Now’s the time to sign up for the challenge and see a side of Newcastle you’ve never seen before! Get ready to ‘Run the Toon’ with an iconic start line, unbeatable city views, and the ultimate finish line feeling. The 10k city centre route showcases some of the most legendary sights in Newcastle. We’ll have music and charity cheer points along the route, plenty of spectators cheering your name, and a finish line DJ to bring the party vibes to the Town Moor.  And don’t forget: there’s also some brilliant bling and an exclusive finisher t-shirt to add to – or kickstart – your collection. 

Sign up and be a part of the action before it’s too late! 

Great North 10k entrants must be aged 15+ (10k) on the day of the event.  A booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout.

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City Centre route includes Tyne Bridge and other sights

2024
Event Guide

The big day is nearly here, and we want to help you with any questions so you can focus on the important things: soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying your run.

The 2024 Great North 10k event guide has all the info you need including timings, maps, start & finish information and more. Please make sure you read through it ahead of event day.

See you on the start line!

 

Event Timetable: 7 July 2024

Please note: Provisional timetable is subject to change.

 

08:00
Event site open
10:00
Orange/Fast Paced wave start
10:08
Green wave start
10:14
NUF Black & White wave start
10:16
Pink wave start
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Newcastle United Foundation

We’re excited to partner with the Newcastle United Foundation at the Great North 10k again this year. The Foundation is committed to helping people young and old be more active, and feel happier and healthier through sports and well-being programmes across the North East. To celebrate the partnership, there will be a black and white wave on the day, with NUF runners wearing a special black and white striped run number in the clubs’ colours. The wave is open to all runners who want to show their support for The Foundation, simply select that you would like to join when you enter.

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The Course

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Please note: Course may be subject to change.

The 2024 route has everything runners loved last year – the famous AJ Bell Great North Run start line, the iconic Tyne Bridge, and a Newcastle city centre stretch that takes in plenty of famous landmarks including Grey’s Monument and Great North Museum, to name a few! Based on runner feedback from last year’s event, we’ve reduced most of the gravel running section to the finish line on the Town Moor. Expect a smooth out and back on the Great North Road, with plenty of high-energy tunes to help you along, before the final 1k Town Moor stretch to the grandstand finish.

2024 Finisher Medal

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What You Get

We have made the decision to introduce optional finisher tees to our Great Run events. You can choose to forgo a finisher tee shirt at the point of entry, and in lieu of this we will make a donation to the National Trust Woodlands Appeal. Find out more here. We will donate a portion of the fulfilment costs for each runner who chooses this option to the fund and commit that this donation to be a approx. £20,000.

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get:

The Medal

A shiny new, Great North 10k medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies.

The Photos

Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!

The App

Event day tracking and results ready to view on the app shortly after you cross the finish line.

The Discounts

Access to exclusive runners only discounts and offers via the Great Run Rewards platform.

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