Great North 5k

Great North 5k

The Run

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

2022 entries are closed

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Well Done!

Well done to all Great North 5k 2022 runners, you were amazing! We hope you had a fantastic evening soaking up the atmosphere on the Quayside. Don’t forget to check out your results and official event photos (below), they’ll be up on the website shortly after the event.

The Great North 5k is back to raise the curtain on the 2023 Great North Run Weekend on Friday 8 September 2023. If you want to join us, entries open tomorrow at 10am!

Event Timetable

Below is the event day timetable and 5k start times. Please note, this may be subject to change.

5k Wave
12:00

Information point opens (Outside Law Courts)

5k Wave
16:00

Baggage opens

5k Wave
17:10

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
17:30

5k Start

5k Wave
12:00

Information point opens (Outside Law Courts)

5k Wave
16:00

Baggage opens

5k Wave
17:10

5k Assembly area opens

5k Wave
17:30

5k Start

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.

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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.The course is new and improved in 2022. The route along Pipewell Gate had been reduced, and instead a new section has been added after crossing the Millennium Bridge. This new addition takes runners east on an out and back route past the Pitcher and Piano restaurant, before heading back towards the Tyne Bridge and the finish line.

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…

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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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