AJ Bell Great North 10k
The AJ Bell Great North 10k transforms ordinary people into local heroes along a route showcasing some of the most iconic sights of the North East. From river views to stunning architecture, the Great North 10k is a love letter to Newcastle and Gateshead – and there’s a whole lot of love for it among our runners. Expect a party atmosphere, incredible support and an unbeatable sense of achievement at the finish line. 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 see a side of the North East you’ve never seen before.
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Great North 10k entries are open to runners aged 15+ (10k) on the day of the event. A booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout.
What Makes it Great?
£10 off Your Next Great Run If You Refer a Friend
Free Great Run Series Event Day Tracking App
Free Training Plans and Support up to Event Day
Exclusive Discounts When You Sign up to a Great Run Event
Bespoke Medal and (optional) T-shirt and Finishers' Pack
Run number personalised with your name
2023 Event Highlights
New Route for 2023
2023 Event Highlights
New Route for 2023
Event Timetable: 7 July 2024
Please note: Provisional timetable is subject to change.
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Newcastle United Foundation
We are proud to partner with the Newcastle United Foundation for the AJ Bell Great North 10K, and to celebrate this partnership all participants that choose to run and raise funds for NUF will receive a special edition run number and start in a special NUF wave. The Foundation is focussed on improving the lives of thousands of local children, teenagers, adults, families and the older generations. They are committed to helping people across the North East be more active and feel happier and healthier, through sport. Find out more about The Foundation here.
Starting on the famous AJ Bell Great North Run start line, runners will follow the first 3km of the GNR course and pass across the iconic Tyne Bridge twice, before weaving through Newcastle city centre. Runners will take in plenty of famous landmarks on route including The Sage, Grey’s Monument, Eldon Square, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Civic Centre, Haymarket; and Great North Museum. A grandstand finish awaits on the town moor, along with post event celebrations in the Apres Run zone.
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 minimum of £20,000 in 2023.
Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the forseeable, but you’ll also get: