AJ Bell Great North 5k

Standard 5k Entry £23
Start 6:00 pm

The AJ Bell Great North 5k is the curtain-raiser event for the North East’s biggest weekend of sport: the AJ Bell Great North Run. It’s a fun, fast, flat 5k dash around Newcastle and Gateshead’s vibrant Quayside and, like all Great Runs, it’s packed with phenomenal local support and entertainment. As well as iconic Tyneside views, an electric atmosphere and an incredible feeling of achievement, runners will also find a medal and an exclusive finisher t-shirt at the finish line. It’s Friday night: go forth and celebrate in one of the UK’s top cities for partying!

Great North 5k entries are open to runners aged 14+ (5k) on the day of the event.
Booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout. Run number is collected on the day unless postage option is selected at checkout.

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What Makes it Great?

Fast & flat 5k route - perfect for a PB

Access to free training plans and support

Exclusive discounts when you sign up to a Great Run event

Run number personalised with your name

Friday night party atmosphere on the Quayside

Bespoke medal, (optional) t-shirt and finishers' pack

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Power of Running

We believe in the Power of Running. For Great Run series ambassador and elite athlete, Eilish McColgan, running has always been a part of her life, and the Great Run events have been a proud part of her journey.

Everyone who signs up for the AJ Bell Great North 5k Run is a runner, regardless of finish time, and everyone has their reason for running. In our Power of Running campaign, we are bringing to life some of the amazing stories behind the tens of thousands of runners who line up on the start line each year. Tell us about your running story, and you could be featured in our campaign.

Run Number

Your run number can becollected on race day from the information point – full details will be included in the pre-event day event information. If you would like this mailed to you in advance there is an additional £2.00 charge payable on entry. Simply select this option on the entry form.

Event Timetable: 6 September

Provisional timetable is subject to change.

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The Course

The Course

Please note: course may be subject to change.

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. 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.

By taking your place on the AJ Bell Great North 5k start line, you’re already part of something really special. Obviously you’ll have bragging rights for the foreseeable, but you’ll also get…

The Medal

Every finisher gets a medal - and it’s big, it’s shiny and it’s perfect for showing off to your pals.

The Photos

Action shots available! Our team of photographers are ready and waiting to capture your finest moment.

The Discounts

Enjoy exclusive discounts for 12 months after your Great Run entry. Running feels good, but money off feels even better.

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