Great North 5k
Sep 2022

The Run

Want to be a part of the biggest weekend of sport in the North East? Soak up the atmosphere and join us for a fun and fast 5k on the Friday of the Great North Run weekend.

The Great North 5k will return in 2022

2021 Great North 10K

Well done to all 2021 Great North 5k runners who took part!
Results and Event Photos will be available online after the event.

If you fancy doing it all again next year, sign up to our 2022 reminder service and we’ll be in touch when entries open.

Event Info

The Great North 5k will kick off the 40th Great North Run weekend celebrations in style this Friday 10 September.

The event starts at 6pm, allowing plenty of time to shut down from work and refuel on the Quayside after you cross that finish line!

There will be no warm up this year, however there will be plenty of time to do your own stretches ahead of the start. All runners will be chip-timed and receive a result (live here after the race), however there will be no official winner presentations this year.

Good Luck to all runners!
We hope you have an amazing evening

 

2021 Timetable

The Great North 5k starts at 6pm. We recommend arriving in plenty of time to collect your run number and drop baggage. Assembly opens at 17:40pm. Please note: the Tour of Britain arrives in Gateshead on Friday 10 September, there is likely to be traffic disruption and  congestion on Friday afternoon due to the closure of the A167, so please leave plenty of time to get to the event.

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

General
16:00

Information Point Opens (in front of Law Courts on Quayside)

General
16:30

Baggage storage opens

5k Wave
17:40

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
18:00

5k Start

5k Wave
19:30

5k Finish

General
20:00

Roads re-open

General
14:00

Road closures around the area commence

General
16:00

Information Point Opens (in front of Law Courts on Quayside)

General
16:30

Baggage storage opens

5k Wave
17:40

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
18:00

5k Start

5k Wave
19:30

5k Finish

General
20:00

Roads re-open

Timetable confirmed as of 12/08/21. Organisers reserve the right to amend subject to operational requirements.

If you have any queries about general race information, please see our FAQ.

Your Run Number

Great North 5k event packs, containing your run number and timing chip, can be collected from the information point on race day (Unless you selected the option to have your pack mailed to you and paid the additional charge on entry).  The information point is located in front of the Law Courts on Newcastle Quayside and open from 16:00 pm.

Please Note: If you secured your place after 12noon on Friday 3rd September there is no postage option available and you will need to collect your race number & timing chip from the information point on the day.

Baggage

Baggage storage is located at The Live Tales Room on Broad Chare (NE1 3DQ) opposite the information point, and will be open from 16:30pm. 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.

Live Event Photos

Your official event photos from the Great North 5k will be going LIVE from the moment you pass a MarathonPhotos.Live photographer, along the course. Share your run number with your friends and family and they can register to be notified as soon as your first photos are available online, and see your progress throughout the run. Remember to smile!

 

Travel

There are a number of car parking and public transport options available to travel to the event.

Please note: Due to the Tour of Britain arriving in Gateshead on Friday 10 September, there is likely to be traffic disruption and congestion on Friday afternoon due to the closure of the A167, so please leave plenty of time to get to the event.

5k Team Challenge

Brand new for 2021 is the Great North 5k Team Challenge, a fun contest to bring together the city’s thriving business community.  It’s a great opportunity for businesses to encourage a healthy outlook for staff, engage in all-important team building, and focus on charity fundraising. 

It’s 4 people per team, with the fastest collective time winning a very special trophy, plus (more importantly)  vouchers to By the River Brew.  The race is on to find out which company will be crowned champions and earn the all-important bragging rights. 

There is no better way to start the Great North Run action, so gather your colleagues, enter your team, and join us to mark the start of an incredible weekend!

To sign up, complete the entry form below. Once we have received payment we will give your nominated team coordinator access to our online management tool. They will use this to email an entry form to your runners; they will need to complete this to secure their entry. All your team coordinator will need to know is the runner’s name and email address.

5k Team Challenge Entries are now closed


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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.
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!

The Route

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

The Course

Please note course may be subject to change.

The Course

Road Closures

Newcastle Quayside
From 14:00 Until 18:00

From City Road to Sandhill (to 18:00 on Sat 11)

Swing Bridge
From 15:00 Until 20:00

Full closure

Quayside Walk
From 15:00 Until 20:00

From Swing Bridge to Mariners Wharf

Watergate
From 15:00 Until 20:00

From Sandhill to Quayside

Side
From 15:00 Until 20:00

From Queen Street to Quayside

Sandhill
From 15:00 Until 20:00

From Quayside to Close

Broad Chare
From 15:00 Until 20:00

From Quayside to Entrance into Law Courts

Close
From 17:00 Until 20:00

From Sandhill to Skinnerburn Road

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.

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 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 Run Series entrants.

CLIF Training Pack

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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 5k medal ribbon? You can personalise your iTAB with your name, finishing time, and even a special message.
Just £7.99 including postage and packing.

Couch to 5k

If you’re taking on your first 5k, the Great Run Solo Couch to 5k challenge is the perfect training partner.
Gradually build your way to a 5k in 9 weeks and earn yourself a medal!

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