AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run
It’s the biggest kids’ running event in Britain – and for good reason. Sign up your Minis (3-8 yrs) for a 1.2km dash and your Juniors for a 4km (9-16 yrs) sprint and inspire them with a taste of the atmosphere and community spirit that characterises the world’s biggest half marathon. With an iconic riverside route, a supercharged atmosphere and Jelly Babies aplenty, it’s an unforgettable experience. Come on, Minis and Juniors: we’re waiting to high-five you on the finish line!
Mini runners (age 3 – 8) must be accompanied by an adult around the 1.2km 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.
What makes it great?
Safe and secure route on closed roads
Plenty of cheers & high fives from local supporters
T-shirt for kids to run in and shiny finisher's medal
On course entertainment including bands on the run
Lots of photo opportunities including official event photos to purchase
Unforgettable finish line experience
Event village with exhibitors, food and drinks to enjoy post-run
Event Timetable: 7 September 2024
Please note: this is a provisional timetable and is subject to change.
50 Metres | (3-16 years)
We’re delighted to welcome the Mini 50 back on Saturday 7 September 2024.
The Mini 50 is a 50m course for children (3-16 yrs) who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to participate in the Junior and Mini age group events, due to their specific needs. Starting 50 metres from the finish-line, towards the millennium bridge, the course is flat and includes all the infrastructure of the Mini and Junior event.
The event will take place on the Newcastle side of the Quayside, starting 50 metres from the finish-line, towards the millennium bridge. The course is flat and includes all the infrastructure of the Mini and Junior event. All participants will receive a run number and t shirt in the post before the event and a medal at the finish line on event day. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
2024 Mini50 entries are not currently open.
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.
2023 Super Saturday
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.
What You Get
In addition to lots of high fives and cheering supporters, runners will be awarded with:
- Finisher’s bag
- Well-deserved AJ BellJunior & 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!