Great North 5K

Big news! The 2020 Great North 5k, located on NewcastleGateshead Quayside, will take place on the evening of Friday 11 September. The long-established 5k will be the kick-off to a fantastic weekend of running in the North East, and rightly so, it now has it’s very own slot on the Friday evening. As soon as you cross the finish line, why not stick around to celebrate at any one of the local bars and restaurants?


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.

Please note: the course may be subject to change.

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

GRL Stockton: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Ropner Park, Hartburn Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 4EF

GRL Washington: Every Sunday, 9:30am
Washington Leisure Centre, Washington, NE38 7SS


START YOUR OWN EVENT
We are always looking to increase local running opportunities. If you know of any potential venues that could make great running locations and are interested in getting a weekly event off the ground, please contact us at info@greatrunlocal.org.

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Great Run Local

Great Runners Newcastle

A brand new, FREE weekly social running group, starting and finishing from Brewdog on Dean Street.

We’re not an athletics club - just an informal running group, for all abilities, meeting on Wednesday nights in Newcastle city centre.

Please register here ahead of your run: www.greatrun.org/greatrunners and join our Facebook group here

There’s no membership or fees involved - simply rock up to our good friends at Brewdog, drop your bag and we’ll have a 3k, 5k or 8k route for you to tackle at your own pace. 

When you’ve finished your run, don’t forget to stick around at Brewdog, chat with the rest of the group over a post-run drink and see who’s been named as Runner of the Week.

Great Runners Newcastle