Great North 10k

The Run

Brand new for 2022, the Great North 10k route will start in front of the Baltic and take runners on a journey along the River Tyne, past Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside’s iconic landmarks, before returning to the Baltic to cross the finish line. 

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Great North 10k
Event Guide

The 2022 event guide has all of the information you need for the big day. Please ensure you read through it ahead of the event, to ensure you’re race ready.

It's Tyne to Run!

2022 Entries are now closed. Good Luck to all runners this weekend, see you on the start line! Soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the new route, and celebrate as you cross the finish line…

If you missed out this year, sign up to our reminder service and we’ll let you know as soon as 2023 entries open.

Great North 10k entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) on the day of the event.

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

 

Your Run Number

Race numbers have been posted out to entrants.

If you secured your entry after 10:00am on Friday 24 June your race number will not be posted and must be collected from our information point on event day. We can also sort replacements, for those who don’t receive theirs in the post.

The information point will be located in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Car Park and open from 08:30am on Sunday 3 July.

2022 Event Timetable

Below is the event day timetable and start times.
Please note that this is subject to change, and we will communicate your specific wave and assembly time on your run number and in your pre-event emails.

 

General
08:30

Event site, information point and baggage buses open.

General
09:00

Assembly area opens

Orange Wave
10:00

Fast Paced Club Runners and Orange wave start.

White Wave
10:04

White wave start.

Green Wave
10:08

Green wave start.

Pink Wave
10:12

Pink wave start.

Family Run
12:40

Great North Family Run runners assemble.

Family Run
13:00

Great North Family Run start.

General
14:00

Baggage room and event site closes.

General
08:30

Event site, information point and baggage buses open.

General
09:00

Assembly area opens

Orange Wave
10:00

Fast Paced Club Runners and Orange wave start.

White Wave
10:04

White wave start.

Green Wave
10:08

Green wave start.

Pink Wave
10:12

Pink wave start.

Family Run
12:40

Great North Family Run runners assemble.

Family Run
13:00

Great North Family Run start.

General
14:00

Baggage room and event site closes.

Live Tracking

Download the new Great Run mobile app for live tracking on event day.
Features include live tracking, push notifications, leaderboards, event day updates and more. Family and friends can see your location and track your progress on the interactive map, with times and current pace updated within seconds of crossing each split point. Get the app, claim your profile, and share with family and friends.


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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!

The Route

We’re excited to announce a brand new route for 2022, taking runners on a tour of the Tyne!

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The Course

The route will start and finish in Baltic Square, in front of the spectacular Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.  From the start, runners will soon pass The Sage before crossing Swing Bridge and turning left on to Skinnerburn Road, heading East for approx 2km.  Runners will then loop back along Hadrian’s Wall Path, passing the half-way point, before crossing back into Gateshead and turning right on to Pipewell Gate.  The 8km marker signals the turnaround point, and the start of the homeward stretch – one final pass under the famous Tyne Bridge and a 400m sprint to the finish.

Get ready for your big finish line moment, and remember to smile for the official photographers from MarathonPhotos.Live, who will be there to capture you in action.

10K Route
Start & Finish Map
Please note course may be subject to change

Road Closures

Baltic Square and South Shore Road
From 05:00 Until 16:00

Between Bridge Street and Mill Road.

Skinnerburn Road, Monarch Road and Amethyst Road
From 09:00 Until 11:15

Skinnerburn Road between Close and Monarch Road.
Monarch Road between Water Street and Amethyst Road.
Amethyst Road (entirety).

Pipewellgate
From 09:00 Until 13:30

Between Bridge Street and Autumn Drive (Bus Route).

The Swing Bridge and Bridge Street
From 09:45 Until 13:30

Between Bottle Bank and Sandhill - Newcastle Quayside.
Sandhill, Close - re-open at 10:45.

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.

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What You Get

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

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • Official event day photos available to view and purchase straight after the event, so smile for the cameras!
  • Your official result ready sortly 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

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Great North Family Run

We’re looking forward to seeing more spectacular kids running action at the Great North Family Run on Sunday 3rd July, with a brand new route for 2022.
The event gives the running stars of the future a taste of the big event experience and a chance to claim their own finisher’s medal.

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