Junior & Mini Great North Run
Mini Entries are Reopen!
We’re excited to announce that we have more spaces available in the Mini Great North Run. We have adjusted the timetable to increase the capacity of this amazingly popular event. Mini Great North Run entries are reopen now, secure your entry quickly – we expect these bonus entries to be very popular!
There’s nothing quite like the amazing sight of thousands of happy, smiling, active kids racing around the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.
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.
Tyney has arrived!
We are so excited to share with you our official Great Run mascot Tyney the Tortoise. A true Geordie at heart, Tyney takes inspiration from the iconic Newcastle Tyne Bridge and we can’t wait for him to travel the country with us to Great Run events. A symbol of perseverance, strength and leading a happy and healthy lifestyle, Tyney is the friend that everyone needs.
Make sure you stay posted on our socials to see what Tyney gets up to!
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
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.
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. You can find more information here. Places are limited but if you would like to register your interest please send your details to email@example.com.
Below is the 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.
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.
Please note: Route may be subject to change. There will be a number of road closures in place on the day.
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.