Distance: 10K
Date: 28.06.2020
Minimum age: 15 years old and over
Entry Price: £29 per entry

Great North 10K

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year's event, we hope you had a great day. Entries for the 2020 event, which takes place on Sunday 28 June, are now open! 


Passing under the iconic Tyne Bridge and heading along to the Sage Gateshead and BALTIC before bending back along the Quayside for a triumphant lap of the Gateshead International Stadium track, cheered on by your family and friends.

Please note that there is a short cobbled section and speed bump on South Shore Road as we run past the Baltic before 3k and again on the return at 7k, and also on Hillgate underneath the Tyne Bridge. From 8k the course will narrow as you enter the riverside path and run on part of Keelman’s Way before the famous Slog on the Tyne hill. You stay on tarmac paths throughout but please note that in this wooded section and in wet weather the path may be slippy.

Click here to view a downloadable PDF version of the course map > 

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

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Simplyhealth is supporting you every step of the way. From expert training, nutrition and injury prevention advice on Simplyhealth train and prepare; through to our new stretch zone at the finish line and beyond, to post-event recovery.


Need that little extra help with your training, or somewhere to continue your running experience? Join friendly runners and volunteers at our free, weekly 2k and 5k events and become part of a happier, healthier, growing community!

With your own personal Great Run Local wristband, you can track your progression through our unique mobile phone app, whilst meeting new people and interacting with others as you run! From children in pushchairs to our oldest runner at 88 years young, we encourage all abilities and ages to continue running with us all year round!

EVENTS NEAR YOU

GRL Gibside: Every Sunday, 9:15am
Gibside National Trust, Near Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 6BG

GRL Sunderland: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Mowbray Park, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 1PP

GRL Souter Lighthouse: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Sunderland, SR6 7NH

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Great Run Local

Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Great North 10K must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00

Qualifying times must be achieved after the 1st January 2016.

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC/ road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered free elite entry.

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email elite@greatrun.org with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries will close approximately 2 weeks before the event.

Entry Criteria

Prize money is available for Britsth athletes at this event. This is still to be confirmed for 2019.

Prize Structure

The Great Run Club Challenge is open to UK athletics and running clubs affiliated to their home country athletics association.  Athletes must be registered club members (checks will be made).

Scoring: Four women + Four men.   Winner will be the team with the lowest combined finish time.  Clubs are encouraged to enter as many athletes as possible (athletes must indicate that they are a club member on the online entry form, drop down box).  The first 4 men and first 4 women will be counted

Prize money is yet to be confirmed for 2019.