Simplyhealth Great North 10K

If you’ve already signed up – congrats! We’ll see you on the start line. Your run number will be sent out approx 2 weeks before event day and we’ll be in touch to keep you up to date with all event information. In the meantime, if you need any help just get in touch with our customer services team.


The Course

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.

The latest addition to the 10k course is the now infamous ’Slog on the Tyne’ section, a steady uphill climb that will really put your training to the test. 

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

Timetable

Please see below for the 2017 event day timetable:

Time Simplyhealth Great North 10K
08:00 Event day information point & baggage drop off opens
09:15 Start assembly area opens – Saltmeadows Road
09:48 Start of mass warm-up
10:00 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k orange wave and fast-paced runners
10:08 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k white wave
10:16 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k green wave
10:24 Start of Simplyhealth Great North 10k pink wave

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Event location

The vibrant capital of North East England is the place to come for dazzling culture, superb shopping, thrilling sport as well as great places to eat and it's all served up with a hearty helping of our famous Geordie friendliness.
If you are making a weekend of it visit www.newcastlegateshead.com

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Great Run Local

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

Travel

Get 10% off travel to Great Run

Take the train to your event and arrive in the heart of the city, ready to hit the Great Run starting line right on time. Book your travel to your Great Run event with TransPennine Express and get an extra 10% off Advance Purchase fares. Visit tpexpress.co.uk/greatrun for more information.

With direct services into Newcastle you can sit back, relax and leave the car at home.

Full terms and conditions for Advance Purchase Fares available here

Getting There

Elite and Club Runners

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 

Position Prize
1st  £200 + entry in 2019 event
2nd  £100 + entry in 2019 event
3rd  £50 + entry in 2019 event
4th  6 month Athletics Weekly Subscription
5th  6 month Athletics Weekly Subscription

 

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

Position Club Team
1st  £400 + 8 entries into 2019 event
2nd  8 free entries into 2019 event