Great North 10k

The Run

The Comeback is on!  The Great North 10k returns on Sunday 4 July to continue a memorable Summer of running in the North East.

Entry £32

Renowned for a relaxed and fun atmosphere, the Great North 10k route features the infamous ‘Slog on the Tyne’, the much-loved ‘Rehydration Station Crew’, three exclusively Geordie music zones, beautiful views of the city’s most famous landmarks, and the iconic finish inside Gateshead International Stadium.  It’s a unique event that will have you smiling (and sweating!) from start to finish.

Runners will be welcomed home with music blaring & tannoys blazing, and will be rewarded with our awesome finisher’s t-shirt & medal. Be part of the Great North 10k and enjoy your own finish line moment on the track that is proudly hosting two Diamond League Athletics events this Summer.  That’s pretty special!

Together We Run

We’re back! It’s been more than a year since we saw high-fives at the finish, runners posing with medals, and finisher’s t-shirts being worn with pride. We can’t wait to celebrate running together again at the Great North 10k.

To keep runners safe there will be additional safety measures in place, but the relief of conquering the ‘Slog on the Tyne’, the unbeatable feeling of crossing the Stadium finish line, and the thrill of being part of a big running event, will be even more special this year.

Whether you do it for the challenge, to fundraise, or simply for fun, this year it’s all about the comeback!

In the scenario of a 2021 event date change or cancellation by us and for whatever reason, all entrants (including 2020 rollovers) will be automatically deferred into the subsequent staging of the event.

If you have any queries, please see our FAQs which should answer any questions you have.

2021 Event Day

Scroll for the 2021 Great North 10K event day timetable, including wave arrival and start times.


Event site, Information point and baggage room opens.


Fast paced Club Runners and Orange wave arrive on site


White wave arrive on site


Assembly area opens for Orange wave start


Fast paced Club Runners and Orange wave start


Green wave arrive on site


Assembly area opens for White wave start


Start of White wave


Assembly area opens for Green wave start


Start of Green wave


Family Run assembly open


Start of Great North Family Run


Event site and baggage room closed

Great North
Family Run

It’s not all about the adults though, the event also includes the Great North Family Run,
a 1 mile challenge for the running stars of the future to take centre stage and earn their own medal.

What Our
Runners Say

Received amazing support throughout my training from Great Run.
Perfect event! Locals along the route are amazing!
Really well organised, so slick and great atmosphere despite weather!
I truly believe it's all about believing in yourself. My only regret is I didn't do this event years ago.
So amazing - it makes me feel emotional thinking about how good the event was.
Best in the world. This event cannot get better.
The route was great, it was filled with supporters and the atmosphere was amazing!
They come out and give their support 100%
Everything about the event is great and getting even better each year...
First class all round. Cannot fault.
It was amazing to be a part of an event with so many others raising money for charity. The setting and atmosphere is always great!

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The Route

Take in some of the regions best loved landmarks and challenge yourself to take on the ‘Slog on the Tyne’ on the Great North 10k route.

Entry £32

The Course

Please note course may be subject to change.

10K Route

The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line, but by taking your place on the start line, you’re already part of something really special. Great Run events are renowned for being well-organised, safe, and inclusive and the atmosphere and support is always unbelievable.

Entry £32

What You Get

Before the event

We’re here to help you be your greatest, so before the big day you’ll get…

  • Your personal run pack sent to you in the post, with your run number and timing chip
  • Access to training plans to keep you on track
  • Exclusive offers and competitions from our partners and sponsors
  • Support and advice all the way up to event day
  • Regular emails keeping you motivated and moving
  • A huge supportive and inclusive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to help you on your running journey

On Event Day

Other than all the good vibes, fitness and mental health benefits you’ll also get…

  • Access to the free Great Run app to allow your loved ones to track your progress along the route
  • Access to the Great Run information point for any last minute queries (or safety pins)
  • Closed roads offering a safe running environment
  • Food and drink options to refuel
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Plenty of medical support all around our routes should you ever need any assistance
  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish

After the Event

Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase a couple of days after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready shortly after you cross the finish line
  • Runners Rewards – access to special offers for participants, from our partners and sponsors as a well done.

Exclusive Offers

Take advantage of exclusive offers for Great North 10k entrants.

CLIF Training Pack Offer

Building on a successful partnership over the last two years we are delighted to announce the return of CLIF as our official sports nutrition partner…

Make it personal

If you’d like a special memento from the day, why not purchase your very own iTAB to attach to your Great North 10k medal ribbon? You can personalise your iTAB with your name, finishing time, and even a special message. Just £7.99 including postage and packing.

Great Race

We’ve created a series of Great Run Solo challenges to guide you through your event training, keep you motivated and get you in start-line shape.
Choose your challenge today.

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