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Distance 5K
Price £21 per entry
Location NewcastleGateshead
Date 09 September 2017
Age 14 years old and over

Simplyhealth Great North 5K

Entries are now open for 2017

Runners start on the Newcastle side of the River Tyne and follow a scenic route over two of the Quayside’s 7 bridges; the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Make a day of it and soak up the atmosphere from the 5k, Junior and Mini events, the Pasta Party and the Great North CityGames.


The Course

This 5km course has the added bonus of giving runners views of the scenic NewcastleGateshead Quayside from both sides of the river. Runners start on the Newcastle side of the river and cross over the Swing Bridge, and then loop to the west before heading back down to pass the Sage on the Gateshead side.

The last kilometre gives runners the chance to run over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge before the final straight back on the Newcastle side.

Course Map


Please see below for the 2016 event day timetable:

Time Great North 5k - Saturday 10 September
08:00 Information point opens outside the Law Courts (near the finish area)
08:30 Great North 5k assembly opens
08:40 Great North 5k warm-up
08:50 START of Great North 5k (ORANGE WAVE)
08:55 START of Great North 5k (WHITE WAVE)
09:00 START of Great North 5k (GREEN WAVE)
09:30 Great North Run Pasta Party opens
10:00 Mini Great North Run starts
12:50 Junior Great North Run starts

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


Click on the links below to for useful on-the-day information...