Junior and Mini Great North Run runner crosses the finish line. Gallery 2022

Junior & Mini Great North Run

Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Run

The Junior and Mini Great North Run will be back on the Quayside on Saturday 9 September 2023. Sign up to our reminder service to be the first to know when entries open!

Enter on our official booking partner

Enter Now

Run Route Reward
Junior and Mini Great North Run runner crosses the finish line. Gallery 2022

High Fives All Around!

Well done to all junior and mini runners this year  – you were amazing! We hope you had a fantastic day and are wearing your well-earned medal with pride. Don’t forget to check out your official event photos and results (Junior runners only) from the day. The Junior and Mini Great North Run is back on Saturday 9 September 2023. Sign up to our reminder service and be the first to know when entries open.

Mini runners (age 3 – 8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.5km course. Junior runners (age 9-16) have the option of running by themselves or with a Parent/Guardian around the 4km course.

If you have queries about our Junior and Mini events, please see our FAQ section here.

Christmas Accumulator
Tyney Reveal

Tyney has arrived...

Tyney the Tortoise, our official Great Run mascot, made their debut at this year’s event. Tyney had an amazing time meeting, and high-fiving, junior and mini runners! Stay connected on our socials to keep up to date with Tyney’s adventures.  A true Geordie at heart, Tyney takes inspiration from the iconic Newcastle Tyne Bridge. A symbol of perseverance, strength and leading a happy and healthy lifestyle, Tyney is the friend that everyone needs. You can read some of Tyney’s top running tips here.

Wheelchair Access

The course is suitable for wheelchair users and we will have a dedicated wheelchair start on the 1.5K course. Participants in a self-propelled wheelchair will be automatically allocated to this wave, other wheelchair participants have the option to go into this wave, or take part in the age specific mass waves.

The route will involve going over the Millennium Bridge, involving an adverse camber, so those choosing to participate may want to do so accompanied by an adult support runner – all participants should take special care on sections that might be tricky at high speed.

Mini 50

The Mini 50 is a 50m short course for children who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to participate in the age group events, due to their specific needs. You can find more information here.

Tyney Shake
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
The children absolutely loved the event, it's a great way for the whole family to get involved in fundraising and fitness.
Lorna Cook
It's a run with such a buzzing atmosphere and I am so glad that the kids were able to be a part of it.
Mark Evans
My daughter is such an active girl and she loved taking part. I just knew it was something that she would love to get involved in.
Shelley Reid

Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Route

We’ll see our Junior and Mini Runners back on the 1.5km or 4km Quayside route on Saturday 9 September 2023.

Enter on our official booking partner

Enter Now

Run Route Reward

The Course

All runners will start by crossing the Swing Bridge. Junior runners will then do an out and back section towards the Redheugh Bridge, before re-joining the Mini route that heads along the Gateshead Quayside, past the Sage Gateshead and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. All participants will then run across the Millennium Bridge before their big finish on the Newcastle Quayside, near the Law Courts.

Route Map

Start Map
Route Map
Event Village

Please note: Route may be subject to change.

Reunion Area

To ensure accompanying adults and children are reunited easily and quickly we have a number of exit gates after the finish line signposted by large signed letters at each one. Please ensure that both the child and the adult meet, and exit, at the letter that corresponds to the letter that is printed on their run number.

Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Reward

There’s nothing better than a round of applause and recognition of how amazing you are as you make your way around the course…

Enter on our official booking partner

Enter Now

Run Route Reward

What You Get

In addition to lots of high fives and cheering supporters, runners will be awarded with:

  • Finisher’s bag
  • Well-deserved Junior & Mini Great North Run medal
  • Security of closed roads
  • Official event photos available to purchase
  • Being a part of the biggest and best kids running events.

Always first to
the latest news

Join our mailing list to receive email updates with exclusive offers and the latest info from The Great Run Company.

  • We’ll treat your information with the utmost care and you can unsubscribe at any time. View our privacy policy here.

Thank you for signing up