Junior & Mini Great North Run

The Run

We can’t wait to see all of our Junior and Mini Great North runners back on the Quayside on Saturday 10 September!

Junior Entry (9-16 yrs) £22.50

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Mini entries are now sold out
Last call for juniors! Entries are selling fast

There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of thousands of happy, smiling, active kids racing around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.

We’re excited to be back on Saturday 10th September and we hope you can join us!

The Junior & Mini Great North Run continues to take place on closed roads, making it a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. With plenty of encouragement and high fives from the crowds, it’s an action packed day, with an atmosphere like no other.

Entry Information

Our new booking system, powered by Let’s Do This, will make the entry process much quicker (and hopefully a lot easier) than in previous years.

  • To ensure the allocation of places in the Mini and Junior Great North Run is as fair as possible there is a limit of 4 entries per age category and a limit of 6 entries in total, for each entry transaction
  • 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
  • Accompanying adults who are running are required to wear the specific accompanying adult bib, which is attached to the child’s run number.

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

It's Fun to Run

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, a 50m short course for children who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to participate in the age group events, due to their specific needs, will be taking place again in 2022. Places are limited but if you would like to register your interest please send your details to mini50@greatrun.org.

Event Timetable

Below is the provisional event day timetable and wave start times.
Please note that this is subject to change, and we will communicate your specific wave and assembly time on your run number and in your pre-event emails.

General
08:00

Event Village Opens

Junior
08:45

Junior Girls Start (9-10 yrs)

Junior
09:25

Junior Girls Start (11-12 yrs)

Mini
10:05

First Mini Wave Start

Mini
14:25

Last Mini Wave Start

Wheelchair
14:35

Wheelchair Event Start

Junior
15:15

Junior Boys Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:20

Junior Girls Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:25

Junior Boys Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
15:30

Junior Girls Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
16:10

Junior Boys Start (11-12 yrs)

Junior
16:50

Junior Boys Start (9-10 yrs)

General
18:15

Event Village Closes

General
08:00

Event Village Opens

Junior
08:45

Junior Girls Start (9-10 yrs)

Junior
09:25

Junior Girls Start (11-12 yrs)

Mini
10:05

First Mini Wave Start

Mini
14:25

Last Mini Wave Start

Wheelchair
14:35

Wheelchair Event Start

Junior
15:15

Junior Boys Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:20

Junior Girls Start (15-16 yrs)

Junior
15:25

Junior Boys Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
15:30

Junior Girls Start (13-14 yrs)

Junior
16:10

Junior Boys Start (11-12 yrs)

Junior
16:50

Junior Boys Start (9-10 yrs)

General
18:15

Event Village Closes

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

The Route

We can’t wait to see Junior and Mini Great North Runners back on the Quayside on Saturday 10 September!

Junior Entry (9-16 yrs) £22.50

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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.

 

The Course

Please note: Route may be subject to change. There will be a number of road closures in place on the day.

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…

Junior Entry (9-16 yrs) £22.50

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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.

Great North 5k

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.

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