Great North 5k

Great North 5k

The Run

Join us for a fast and flat 5k on the new date of Friday 7 October.

Entry Price £23

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Update: 15 September

We were sorry not to see our 5k runners on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside on Friday 9 September, following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We’ve been working on rescheduling the Great North 5k to an alternative date and a new date been confirmed as Friday 7 October 2022. The event start time will now be at the earlier time of 17:30 to ensure the event can take place in daylight. All entrants have been emailed with further information.

 

What Happens Now?

Entries have automatically been rolled over to the new date, however if anyone can no longer make it they can request to be rolled over into next year’s event taking place on Friday 8 September 2023. Simply complete the form here before the deadline at 10am on Friday 30 September.

We really hope you’re able to join us for what will be a fantastic Friday night event.

If you haven’t already secured a place, entries are open. Whether you’re new to running or you’ve clocked up hundreds of miles already, the Great North 5k is a perfect course to take in the scenic views across both Newcastle and Gateshead, including the famous Tyne Bridge. Starting on the Newcastle side, runners cross the Swing Bridge and along the river in Gateshead before heading back across the Millennium Bridge to finish on the Newcastle side.

Run Number

Great North 5k event packs must be collected on race day from the information point (unless £2 postage option was selected and paid for on entry, before 10am on 1 September).  The information point will be located in front of the Law Courts (see map for details) and open from 3.30pm on Friday 7 October.

 

 

Event Timetable

Below is the event day timetable and start times. Please note, this may be subject to change.

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

5k Wave
15:30

Information point opens

5k Wave
16:00

Baggage opens

5k Wave
17:10

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
17:30

5k Start

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

5k Wave
15:30

Information point opens

5k Wave
16:00

Baggage opens

5k Wave
17:10

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
17:30

5k Start

Travel

When travelling to the event we recommend making use of the various public transport options available nearby. There are excellent links by bus and Metro – you can plan your journey here.  Please plan your journey in advance and leave plenty of time to get to the start line as there will be a number of road closures in place for the event.

Baggage

Baggage storage is located at The Live Tales Room on Broad Chare (NE1 3DQ) opposite the information point, and will be open from 16:00pm. Please make sure you fill in the details on your baggage label and attach it to your belongings before arrival (you can tear off your baggage label from your run number). Please don’t leave valuables in your bags.

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
The Family Run was the perfect opportunity for Ellie and her little brother to get involved. And have some fun while they raised money for a good cause.
Jenny Payne
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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Great North 5k

The Route

The Great North 5k is a fast, flat course with scenic views across both Newcastle and Gateshead.

Entry Price £23

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Route Map

Please note: Course may be subject to change.

The Course

Road Closures

The following car parks will be closed for the event: Close Swing Bridge – Watergate – Pipewellgate. Parking restrictions will also be in place on the Quayside, Broad Chare and King Street.  The Swing Bridge, whilst closed to vehicles, will remain open to pedestrians at all times. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge will remain open during the event.

Newcastle Quayside
From 14:00 Until 19:00

Friday 7 to 19:00 Saturday 8 October

Sandhill
From 15:00 Until 21:00

Friday 7 October

Swing Bridge
From 15:00 Until 21:00

Friday 7 October

Close
From 15:00 Until 21:00

Friday 7 October

Bottle Bank
From 15:00 Until 21:00

Friday 7 October. Access to Hilton Hotel only

Pipewellgate
From 15:00 Until 21:00

Friday 7 October

South Shore Road
From 15:00 Until 21:00

Friday 7 October. Closed to Hillgate

Great North 5k

The Reward

The greatest reward in taking part is the sense of achievement as you cross the finish line…

Entry Price £23

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What You Get

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

  • A huge round of applause as you cross the finish line
  • A shiny new, special edition Great North 5k medal, an exclusive finishers t-shirt plus a finisher’s bag filled with goodies
  • 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.

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