We are closely monitoring the developments with COVID-19 and will continue to take the advice of the UK government around the staging of large public events.

At present it is highly likely that there will be disruption to the Great North 10k. However, we want to wait a short period to confirm what happens next. We’re working out some details around the events, and we will make further announcements very soon.

We understand the commitment and dedication you make when you enter one of our events and we would not take any decision to cancel or postpone lightly. We love delivering our events and we work hard to make sure our participants can enjoy them in a safe and happy environment.

In the meantime we want to reassure you all that we are keeping in close contact with Public Health England. If circumstances dictate that we must cancel any of our events everyone who had entered would be entitled to a refund.

Great North 10K

The Great North 10k returns to Gateshead on a very special date: Sunday 28 June (the Great North Run's birthday). The 10k will kick-off the celebrations for what will be a huge year of running in the North East. The challenging 10k course will take you down towards the River Tyne, passing by the famous Tyne Bride, and then back up the infamous Slog on the Tyne hill, before finishing inside Gateshead International Stadium. We hope to see you on that start line!


The Great North 10k returns to Gateshead on Sunday 28 June. Be part of a fantastic year of running in the North East. We hope to see you on that start line.

What you get

  • Exclusive medal and t-shirt
  • Goodie-filled finisher’s pack
  • Timing chip for accurate results
  • Free training and advice
  • Security of closed roads

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