Distance: 4K & 1.5K
Date: 07.09.2019
Minimum age: Mini: 3 - 8 years old, Junior: 9 - 16 years old
Entry Price: Mini (3-8) - Sold out, Junior Girls (9-12) - Sold out, Junior Boys (9-12) - Sold out, Junior Mixed (13-16) - Sold out

Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run

A must do event for budding runners, with entries in almost as much demand as the Simplyhealth Great North Run itself. Give your children the chance to experience their own finish line moment on the NewcastleGateshead Quayside at the UK's biggest kids running event. If your child is entered into the event, race packs should start arriving from Friday 23rd August, so be on the lookout for them! Get in touch with our customer services team if you need any help. 


The Course

Click here for the course and event village map with key information including the information point, start and finish lines, food and drink stands, and our partners (Simplyhealth, Arnold Clark, Special K, La Roche-Posay, Alton Sports, and Nando's). 

The Junior and Mini courses both start on the Newcastle side of the River and take the young runners across to Gateshead via the Swing Bridge.

The Juniors have a slightly extended version that loops along the river, but both the Juniors and the Minis will cross back across the Gateshead Millennium Bridge towards the finish line on the Newcastle side.

Map

Timetable

Please see below for the 2019 event day timetable*:

07:00

Information Point opens on-site

08:00 Great North Run Event Village opens

09:30

Wave assembly

10:00

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Green Wave (11 - 12 years)

10:10

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Orange Wave (9 - 10 years)

10:55 Wave assembly

11:15

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 1 - Purple

11:55

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 2 - Blue

12:35

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 3 - Pink

13:15

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 4 - Orange

13:55

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 5 - Green

14:35

Start of Simplyhealth Mini Great North Run Wave 6 - Red

15:05

Start of Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Wheelchair** Wave

15:05 Start of Junior and Mini 50 Wave
15:45 Wave assembly

16:05

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Red Wave (15 - 16 years)

16:10

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Red Wave (15 - 16 years)

16:15

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Blue Wave (13 - 14 years)

16:20

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Girls - Blue Wave (13 - 14 years)

16:40

Wave assembly

17:00

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Green Wave (11 - 12 years)

17:10

Start of Simplyhealth Junior Great North Run Boys - Orange Wave (9 - 10 years)

18:15 Great North Run Event Village closes
18:30 Roads reopen (except Broad Chare)
19:30 Broad Chare reopens

* NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event.
**
Due to some steep terrain and tight bollards on the Millennium Bridge, wheelchair participants are invited to take part in the tailor-made course. Please let us know if you would like to be entered into this race.

Finish Information

Click here for the finish area map with key information including the finish line, medical tent, missing persons point, exit gates, and toilets. ​

Map

Getting there

The area around the NewcastleGateshead Quayside will be very busy on Saturday 7 September. Make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the start area in time for your warm-up.

There are plenty of public transport options for you to choose from, and the start area is a short walk from the centre of town. If you'd prefer to drive to the event please plan your travel in advance as there are limited parking spaces available.

Click here to view parking options in the city >

 

Getting there